construction timeline

20 June 2020

Tour of the construction site

In this video you will be guided by the project leaders, contractors, specialists and craftsmen who work on the palace renovation day after day.

20 April 2020

17th century glass found

Another special discovery has been made in the palace. Chief curator Johan de Haan shows the shards of 17th-century glassware.

3 April 2020
Dak van de ondergrondse uitbreiding

The roof is almost finished

The roof of the underground expansion under the Bassecour is almost done!Het dak van de ondergrondse uitbreiding

20 February 2020
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The palace is free of asbestos

A year before Dutch National Heritage buildings should be free of asbestos, Paleis Het Loo can proudly say the largest asbestos removal of the Netherlands has successfully been completed. For the removal of a total area of more than 4,500 m2 of asbestos, the historical interiors have been partly, some totally, disassembled by experts and temporarily housed in climate-controlled depots. Meanwhile, the restoration of the interiors has started and in the course of 2020 the re-assembly of the rooms and quarters will start, for the palace rooms, corridors and halls to gradually regain their charm.

3 February 2020

Timelapse April – January

1 January 2020

Two years in one minute!

The renewal and renovation started in 2018. A lot of work has been done in the past two years!

16 October 2019

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?

8 July 2019

Discoveries in the Audience Hall

15 June 2019

We have reached the ‘lowest point’

12 April 2019

Timelapse – Underwater concrete

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

1 March 2019

Underwater concrete

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

7 January 2019

One year in renovation

28 December 2018

Asbestos removal

19 November 2018

Temporary foundation

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

10 October 2018

Layer of sand removal

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

1 October 2018

Timelapse – Preparations

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

22 August 2018
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!

Picture of the anchor construction

13 June 2018

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.

5 June 2018

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.

4 April 2018

The empty palace

29 March 2018

Timelapse – removal of the gate

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

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12 March 2018
Archaeological finds on the Bassecour_Paleis Het Loo

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.

15 February 2018

Timelapse Bassecour

29 January 2018
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.Dolfijnensprong Bassecour Paleis Het Loo

8 January 2018
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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!

7 January 2018
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

7 March 2017

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.