The Royal Palace on Dam square. The building dates back to the middle of the 17th C, when it was built as the city hall by architect Jacob van Campen. It was originally built on 13659 wooden piles. Since the beginning of the 19th C it has been the Royal Palace, although the King doesn’t live there. Today, May 4th, the Dutch commemorate all, civilians and soldiers, who have been killed or murdered in the Kingdom of the Netherlands or anywhere else in the world in wars or during peacekeeping missions since the outbreak of the Second World War. The ceremony will take place on Dam square. Our King, Willem-Alexander will walk from the Royal Palace to the National Monument, and will place a wreath. At 8 pm the country will be silent for two minutes.
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