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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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Beautiful palace garden and rooms to visit. Nice cafe, stunning entrance riding through paths lined with trees. Highly recommended.
  • So much to be learned about Dutch royal history here. Take the audio tour. Go have a cup of tea in the back of the gardens and enjoy the view of the grounds and palace from there. Allow the afternoon for your visit.
  • 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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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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