Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn

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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  • The Palace itself was not open yet but the park was a good place for a winter walk and the encounter with the deer was a highlight
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  • Of the most beautiful palaces in the Netherlands this is decided. Large landscaped with the halls in which Princes of all personal matters. Beautiful Coach House. Furthermore, many special paintings and the possibility of a fine tour. A beautiful park of which part is closed out of season.
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  • Audio tours are recommended since there is so much information about each room. The Paleis Het Loo is well worth a visit and the gardens too.  more »
  • Unique historic insights into the lives of Dutch royals. Beautiful palace, wonderful gardens and stables where you see horses, carriages and cars. Take a break in one of the two (I think) restaurants and don’t forget to take the museum quest for the kids. It helps you discover wonderful details, and there’s a reward for the little ones in it as well!
  • Wonderful place to be especially around Christmas! Beautiful gardens even in the winter.
  • This place was more than I expected. My family and I had a lovely day here. We particularly loved the gardens. My elderly patents were south us, and they found it a shame that there were enough places to sit down
  • It's a place of miracle and wonder. Normal people can experience what it might feel like to be royalty. The clean up and renovation plans are long overdue though. Glad they will start soon and make sure it will last another couple of hundred years or more.
  • 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.
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