Open for Winterpaleis Het Loo

The Stables Square is open during Winterpaleis Het Loo until 5 January 2020. The palace is closed until 2021 due to renovation.

See & do

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Activities and events

What is open?

Orange Trail
Orange Trail

Winterpaleis Het Loo

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Welcome at our enchanted Stables Square; a complete winter setting with an ice-rink!

More information

see & do

  • Kinderatelier op Paleis Het Loo_Foto Petra Groeneboom

    Children’s Studio

    7 December - 5 January 2020

    The Children's Studio is the place to be for the young visitors of Paleis Het Loo. The theme of this studio is 'Royal occupation'.
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    Ice skating at Stables Square

    7 December - 5 January 2020

    Experience a royal Christmas like never before! Including a skate on the ice rink! With several children's activities, such as the Children's Studio as a nice winter bonus.
  • Stables and coach houses

    Stables & Coach houses

    7 December - 5 January 2020

    Visitors can enter the Coach houses to get a close look at the presentation of Dutch royal transport with carriages, cars and sleighs.
Background timeline

renovation timeline

  • The palace in 2021

    On 7 March 2017 the final design was presented. A number of residential rooms in the palace will also be arranged differently. From 2021, visitors will enter the palace by the Grand Staircase, just as the former royal residents did. Several rooms in the servants quarters will be furnished and opened for the first time.  

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  • Hekken Paleis Het Loo sluiten voor grootscheepse verbouwing

    The door is locked

    Director Michel van Maarseveen closes the gates to the palace. Let the Renewal & Renovation begin!   Photo: ANP – L. van Lieshout

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    Removal of objects

    The removal of the 170,000 objects of the palace has begun! The objects will be stored in a temporary depot. By Easter, the palace will be empty!

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  • Bassecour Paleis Het Loo verbouwing

    Clearing the Bassecour

    The clearing of the Bassecour has started with the removal of the grass. Also the boulders have been removed, with a total of 25 cubic metres. And a start has been made with disassembling the Dolphins fountain.

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  • Timelapse Bassecour

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    Archaeological finds on the Bassecour

    A Roman coin, the foundations of a 17th century fountain and pottery of four thousand years old. The ground beneath the Bassecour is full of archaeological finds. In the following weeks, archaeologists will trying to dig and capture traces of earlier habitation.

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    Removal of the last object

    Three months after Director Michel van Maarseveen symbolically locked the front door, Paleis Het Loo is empty. On 15 March the last object, a 19th century rug from King Willem II, was carefully packed. Having completed the removal  of more than 160,000 objects a new phase begins; the renovation! Want another glimpse of what it…

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  • Timelapse – removal of the gate

    The second timelapse of the renewal and renovation of Paleis Het Loo. Recorded in February and March 2018.

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  • The empty palace

  • Timelapse – preparation digging

    The fourth timelapse of the Renewal & Renovation of Paleis Het Loo is recorded in April and May of 2018. It shows the underground concrete walls being completed. To be able to start digging the walls are first anchored.

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  • The beginning

    Project manager Jorden Hagenbeek fills you in on everything that has been done and what is to come in the future regarding the renovation and expansion.

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  • Ondergrondse uitbreiding

    Contours of the underground expansion

    The underground walls are ready and the countours of the new expansion are visible. The last few anchors are being placed and then we can start digging!

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  • Timelapse – Preparations

    This timelapse contains footage of the preparations being made in September 2018.

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  • Layer of sand removal

    The dry, upper layer of sand is being removed. After this, the real digging can begin!

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  • Temporary foundation

    An exciting part of the Renovation and Expansion: the temporary foundation of the palace!

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  • Asbestos removal

  • One year in renovation

  • Underwater concrete

    The concrete floor of the underground expansion has been poured under water! Project manager Jorden explains the process in this video.

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  • Timelapse – Underwater concrete

    The underwater concrete was poured last month. Watch the timelapse.

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  • We have reached the ‘lowest point’

  • Discoveries in the Audience Hall

  • Discovery in cabinet William 4

    Head curator Johan de Haan explains how the interior of the palace can be seen as a kit. And who is that ‘A.B.’ on the back of the chimney paneling?

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