Paleis Het Loo is closed

Due to the Renewal & Renovation.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have listed the most frequently asked questions. Do you have another question about the renewal and renovation of museum Paleis Het Loo? Please contact us via info@paleishetloo.nl.

Expansion and Renovation

  • Why is Paleis Het Loo being renovated?
    More than 30 years after the opening of Paleis Het Loo as a museum a huge maintenance is necessary. The palace is undergoing a thorough asbestos removal. Like all other Dutch government buildings, museum Paleis Het Loo must be free of asbestos. Also technical and climate installations will be replaced. At the same time an underground expansion of museum Paleis Het Loo will be realised.
  • Why is Paleis Het Loo extended?
    The museum has a growing number of visitors and needs to comply with the wishes and requirements of the time.
  • What does the expansion entail?
    The expansion is underground. There will be a large entrance area with visitors facilities, a new Museumshop and space for exhibitions.
  • What are the costs of the Renewal & Renovation?
    The costs for the entire project are estimated at around €123.2 million, including the asbestos removal and replacement of installations.
  • When will the palace re-open?
    The main building and the side wings of the palace are closed to public from 8 January 2018 until 15 April 2022.

Other questions

  • What happens to the Museum collection during the Renewal & Renovation?
    The collection is carefully recorded, transported and temporarily stored in an external storage.
  • What happens to the staff?
    The permanent staff remain employed. There is a lot of preparatory work and also during 'Open, just not as usual' there is plenty of work. The volunteers will also remain active during this period with their work in the gardens, tours, shuttle and museum shop.