Het Loo Paleis

Het Loo Paleis

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Het Loo Paleis (Palace), located in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, is a former royal palace that has been transformed into a national museum. The palace was originally constructed in 1684 for the Dutch royal family and served as their summer residence. The grand Baroque architecture and meticulously designed gardens reflect the opulence and grandeur of the period.

Over the centuries, Het Loo Palace has been home to many notable figures, including William III of Orange and his wife Mary II of England. The palace underwent several renovations and expansions, enhancing its historical and architectural significance. Today, visitors can explore the richly decorated rooms, the royal apartments, and the extensive gardens that offer a glimpse into the life of Dutch royalty.

Admission Fee

To visit Het Loo Palace, an admission fee is required. The cost for adults from 18 years old is €19.50, while teenagers aged 13 to 17 years can enter for €9.50. Children aged 4 to 12 years have an admission fee of €9.50, and they can visit for free in June. Children under 4 years old, holders of the ICOM-card or Museumkaart, can visit for free. Students can enter for €9.75. Additionally, a family card, which covers two adults and a maximum of four children, is available for €50.00.

Location and How to Get There

Het Loo Palace is situated in the city of Apeldoorn, in the province of Gelderland. It is conveniently accessible from Amsterdam Centraal Station. To reach the palace, take a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Apeldoorn, which takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. From Apeldoorn Station, you can take bus number 102 or 112, which stops directly at the palace.

Alternatively, you can drive from Amsterdam to Het Loo Palace, which takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes. The palace provides ample parking space for visitors traveling by car. There are electric charging stations for EVs. Day tickets for the car park cost € 8.00 per vehicle and it's open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.The scenic drive through the Dutch countryside makes the journey a pleasant experience.

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