Thursday, December 1, 2016

Royal Palace and National monument 0n Dam Square, Amsterdam 8.10.1982

The stamps and the FDC depict the Royal Palace and National monument 0n Dam Square, Amsterdam. The cover shows the Façade and a cross-sectionof the Palace.
The Royal Palace in Amsterdam is one of three palaces in the Netherlands which are at the disposal of the monarch by Act of Parliament.
The palace was built as a city hall during the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. The building became the royal palace of King Louis Napoleon and later of the Dutch Royal House. It is situated on the west side of Dam Square in the centre of Amsterdam, opposite the War Memorial. 
The National Monument on Dam Square, Amsterdam, is a 1956 World War II monument in the Netherlands. A national Remembrance of the Dead ceremony is held at the monument every year on 4 May to commemorate the casualties of World War II and subsequent armed conflicts.

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