Palace Huis ten Bosch, The Hague

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Huis ten Bosch is a royal palace in The Hague in the Netherlands. It is one of three official residences of the Dutch Royal Family, the other two being Noordeinde Palace in The Hague and the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.Huis ten Bosch was the home of former Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands from 1981 to 2014; the current King Willem-Alexander and his family have announced plans to move into the palace in the near future. A replica of the palace was built in Sasebo, Japan, in a theme park bearing the same name.History17th and 18th centuryConstruction of Huis ten Bosch began on 2 September 1645, under the direction of Bartholomeus Drijffhout, and to a design by Pieter Post and Jacob van Campen. It was commissioned by Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, the wife of stadtholder Frederick Henry, on a parcel of land granted to her by the States General (Loonstra 1983, Slothouwer 1945). The first stone was laid by Elizabeth of Bohemia.
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  • The Palace huis ten Bosch, superbly located in the Haagse bos, is currently being thoroughly cultivation. So that the King and his family later moved.
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  • Paleis Huis ten Bosch can not be visited and is recently under renovation. It is however to view the palace from the bike-path at Haagse Bos  more »
  • In the autumn 2015 one of the 30,000 lucky ones who could visit the Orange Hall. Very beautiful. Hopefully the Palace opened up again after the renovation.
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  • Occasionally the painting gallery is open by appointment. Guests can register on line for a tour. The staff is very friendly and very knowledgeable. The tours are primarily given in Dutch. The painting gallery is gorgeous and records the great moments in the Dutch kingdom.
  • Visited the Oranjezaal, which was temporarily opened to the public. It was great to see all the wall paintings in the dome-ceiling room. Unfortunately we were not allowed to see the rest of the palace and also taking pictures was forbidden.
  • Cute palace, inaccessible to public, beware of paramilitary police guarding this residence of the king.
  • Monument Office/house of our King
  • Should be open at the weekend when more visitors are likely to be in the city.

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