Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn

Must see · Garden · Art Museum
Constructed by King William of Orange and Mary of England, Paleis Het Loo represents the family residence of a well-known royal line. Originally constructed in the late 17th century, the palace boasts Baroque architecture, extensive grounds, and a spacious garden in the rear. Visit the complex and join a guided tour, which requires a reservation, or simply follow the self-guided tour laid out by the museum's visitor guide. You'll view many personal articles and decorative items belonging to the House of Orange-Nassau adorning the interior of the buildings--they amount to some 160,000 objects, ranging from paintings and sculptures to personal photographs and clothes. Afterwards, kick back with a drink or a snack at one of the on-site terraced restaurants. Plan to visit Paleis Het Loo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Apeldoorn attractions using our Apeldoorn day trip planning app.
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  • Construction of the palace in its present form was initiated by Willem III van Oranje during the 1680s and 90s. He clearly wanted to establish a complex with gardens that would not be inferior to...  more »
  • Beautiful gardens, quiet area. The afternoon tea was served in this beautiful Balzaal restaurant with huge crystal chandeliers, huge bouquets of flowers. The staff were very friendly and...  more »
  • We went to see the castle during this Summer's heatwave in Holland. The castle was closed due to comprehensive restoration work, which will end with the opening of a modern museum at the castle...  more »
  • Amazingly beautiful palace. Unfortunately we haven't been inside, but had the opportunity to go up on the roof and see the garden view from the top. And you can also enjoy nature there while walking through some kind of a forest.
  • Beautiful park, palace (the photos are before renovation) and garden. It's almost like a local Versailles. There are walking tours. One for the garden and the other one for the stables. Both are very informative and interesting. It’s recommended to visit the palace inside as of 2021.
  • The place is nice with a nice history of the Dutch monarchy. Unfortunately the place is under a heavy renovation untill 2021. The one thing I didn't like is they put some modern art in the gardens. For me, it doesn't make sense or match.
  • A beautiful authentic palace with an interesting history. The garden attached to the palace is so big you can walk around for hours and still find new spots. I highly recommend this place when you like palaces or gardens or history or horses. Check if the palace is open. It is getting renovated right now and is therefore closed.
  • Lifehack: You can easily save 1€ if you order tickets online. You can do it even standing next to the ticket window. Then scan it at the desk to get a voucher for one free drink (we chose cappuccino - it was great!). The park is beautiful and nice place to walk around.

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