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Het Loo

The Palace Het Loo, in the neighborhoods of the city of Apeldoorn, was constructed in 1684 by Guillermo III. For more than three hundred years, it worked as the residence of summer of the House of Orange-Nassau, and today their doors are open to the public and all that one that to visit in its interior a museum that conserves the unmistakable seal of the nobility.

The exquisite architecture barroca of the Palace Het Loo and its important historical inheritance is what a jewel of the Dutch culture does of him. It is considered like the “Versailles of Holland?, although this only can be attributed to its importance. The rooms and the gardens of the building are different with clarity from the constructed one by the King Sun.

The magnificent labyrinths that draw the ways of the parks propose a route to us that ignites the imagination. The taste and the luxury to which the royalty was customary knew to inspire a true “house of the pleasure?, according to says their name in Dutch.

The real destiny of the palace arrived at its aim after the death of Reina Guillermina, that decided in 1960 that, after its death, the building would happen at the hands of the State. The restorations that happened to the decease gave back to the gardens and to the interior of the construction their old splendor.

Het Loo

In our days, it lodges an important museum dedicated to the Orders of Horsemen of Holland, besides an immense library and impressive collections of medals and real decorations.

The last Friday of every month, the Palace Het Loo is, in addition, the scene of a magnificent concert, that lifts the spirits of its contenders in the magnificent frame of the architecture of the building. Visits guided by the gardens are also realized, that are a fundamental exponent of the baroque paisajismo.

After the visit, the restaurant offers delicious local subjects of gossip, to enjoy the most traditional Dutch gastronomy.

Practical information

  • Address: Koninklijk Park 1 - 7315 JA Apeldoorn
  • Schedules: of Tuesday to Sundays, 10 to 17 hs.
  • Entrance: adults, 10 Euros; children between 6 and 17 years, 3 Euros.
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