On Thursday, June 27, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands arrived at the Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam to officially open the new exhibition entitled, Het Paleis en de Dam: 400 Jaar Hart van de Amsterdamse Grachten.
Per the official website for the Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam regarding this great new exhibition:
“The stately Royal Palace stands on the west side of Dam Square, the most famous public space in the Netherlands. The two have been inextricably linked since the seventeenth century. Situated in the heart of the city, they have witnessed some of the most momentous events in the country’s history. In people’s minds they are associated with many different things – royal ceremonies and public celebrations, academic debate and political protest, moments of remembrance and commemoration.
The Palace and Dam Square’ focuses on the relationship between the Royal Palace and Dam Square which, together, have formed the vibrant hub of the city and its canal district for the past four hundred years.”
If you plan to visit or live in the Netherlands and would like to visit the exhibition it will be open to the public beginning on June 28-September 15, 2013. For more information about Het Paleis en de Dam: 400 Jaar Hart van de Amsterdamse Grachten please visit the official website for the Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam here.
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Official trailer for the exhibition
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