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Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn

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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. Use our Apeldoorn holiday planner to add Paleis Het Loo and other attractions to your Apeldoorn vacation plans.
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  • Many palaces abroad seen and then this Dutch gem all these years. What a magnificent palace. The rooms make the history of our Royal family almost palpable. The gardens beautiful. Beautiful fountains and flowers. Nice restaurants and friendly and helpful staff
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  • This weekend the Loo visited and enjoyed the splendour of the Palace. Nice to see how one ever lived may have in this environment. The temporary exhibition hall of Beatrix is also more than worth it, if only to all video images of all kinds of occasions.
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  • Very nice to see how the Royal family once lived. Garden and park is also recommended. There is transport to the Palace. Partly because my husband what's worse.
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  • This is one huge and best palace in the Netherlands which tourists should never miss. It has a French styled garden and lots of beautiful statues in it. The interior design of the palace is marvelous and you'll see lots of paintings and antiques. I was surprised that the former Dutch queen even had far-east porcelain and decoration. The park of Oude Loo will only be opened between April and May every year. The palace Het Loo is worthy to visit again and again.
  • absolutely a wonderful palace and grounds to walk. lots of great memories, I wish there was an option for private tours that take you to rooms people dont normally get to see but none the less great place to see highly recommend !
  • Beautiful place with huge royal garden. Also, it has nice presentation to show history of Dutch royal family and their life style. The best thing is, besides dutch, they provide english description.
  • Nice palace however it felt more like a art museum than a look inside a royal hunting lodge. Each room is dimly lid, which makes it difficult to appreciate the beauty of the wallpaper and paintings. No information was provided what the royals and their guests would do in each of the rooms - just a list of the art and that was it. Gardens are OK
  • Queen Wilhemina's sanctuary, one of the beautiful palace in the Netherlands. The back garden is amazing!

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Apeldoorn and its surrounding area boast the highest concentration of developed campgrounds and bungalow parks in the Netherlands, offering casual lodging for backpackers and other travelers averse to booking their stay months in advance. If you prefer to stay within walking distance of Apeldoorn's major attractions, consider one of the mid-range hotels near the city center. For a quintessential Dutch experience, stay at a cozy guesthouse on the outskirts and rent a bike for all your sightseeing around town.
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