under the ground....

Paleis Het Loo is closed

Due to the Renewal & Renovation.

Imagine visiting museum Paleis Het Loo in 2022… You might stroll the promenade from the stables towards the palace, through the impressive lane of trees you catch a glimpse of Het Loo. Upon reaching the courtyard, the Bassecour, you pass through the Entrance Pavilions and proceed to the new underground Entrance Area. Then, from the Grand Foyer you see the palace from a very different perspective through the glass ceiling. Will you move directly on to the palace with its newly mapped out route? Or will you head for the House of Orange? Do the kids want to go to the Junior Palace right away? Perhaps the temporary exhibition or a cup of coffee will draw you in first…

We look forward to welcoming you in 2022 to our renewed museum Paleis Het Loo!

Michel van Maarseveen, Director of Paleis Het Loo

Bassecour 2021


The four grass parterres of the front courtyard are replaced by a glass-topped underground space. A thin layer of water will flow over the glass – a nod to the fountains and waterworks of the historic gardens. The combination of water and glass will create unique lighting for the Entrance Area and Grand Foyer.


Visitors can walk from the courtyard to the Entrance Pavilions where the spacious stairwell and lifts are situated. They arrive in the lightfilled underground Entrance Area where tickets, the information centre, Museum Shop, cloakroom and other visitor facilities are found.

Grand Foyer

The Grand Foyer is the beating heart of the underground expansion – the spot where all visitors congregate and go their separate ways into the museum complex, and where they naturally return to at the end. The Grand Foyer connects the Entrance Area to the palace and provide access to the temporary exhibition area and the House of Orange. The lively and regal hall can be seen from the outside courtyard through the water and glass and provides an excellent, large events facility for up to 700 guests.

08. Grand Foyer 2

Grand Foyer

West of the Grand Foyer is a space for temporary exhibitions consisting of two large and two medium-sized square rooms connected to each other. With 5-metre high ceilings, it is an impressive space for displays and presentations.
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The staircase at the end of the Grand Foyer connects the expansion to the palace.