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We are ‘Open, just not as usual’. You are more than welcome in the gardens, stables, restaurants and at the many events!

Open, just not as ususal

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Visitor information
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What is open

Gardens
Gardens
Open
Stables
Stables
Open
Orange Trail
Orange Trail
Open
Palace
Palace
closed
palace gardens

palace gardens

The gardens of Paleis Het Loo are fully restored and look like the Baroque Dutch garden in the time of the first residents.

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see & do

  • Prince(ss) Days

    Prince(ss) Days

    24 July - 22 August

    The 'Prince and Princess Days' is an annual event during the summer holidays. Come to Paleis Het Loo dressed up like a royal, decorate your own crown and sit on a royal throne!
  • Royal Polo at the Palace

    Royal Polo at the Palace

    25 August - 26 August, from 13:00 until 19:00

    On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August the lawns of Paleis Het Loo will become the ground for the second edition of Royal Polo at the Palace.
  • Rooftop view

    Rooftop view

    30 March - 30 September

    The palace is closed, but the roof will still be accessible to the visitors of Paleis Het Loo. Come and take a look at the gardens and the building site.
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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  • The door is locked

    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

    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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  • Clearing the Bassecour

    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

  • Archaeological finds on the Bassecour

    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

    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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