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. 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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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful Palace, in good condition and lots of information about the rooms and the history. Cute mix between history and objects from the more recent past.
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  • August 17, 2017
    spent there 3- hours with 3 kids (35 Euro for a family combo ticket). We mostly like to have the breakfast in the beautiful gardens (drinking tea/coffee and feel the royalty atmosphere). the kids were...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Not so glamoruous as Versailles or Schoenbrunn but very nice garden and palace. Good for the day off from bussy cities.  more »
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  • June 8, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    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 !
  • April 2, 2017
    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.
  • October 15, 2016
    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
  • January 4, 2017
    Queen Wilhemina's sanctuary, one of the beautiful palace in the Netherlands. The back garden is amazing!

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