A palace through history
Members of the House of Oranje-Nassau lived and worked at Paleis Het Loo for more than 300 years. What began as a hunting lodge for a stadtholder became a palace for a king, as William ascended to the English throne as William III. There were refurbishments and modernisations, art was being collected and a garden designed. The Oranges received their guests for both entertainment and business. The gardens were used for strolls and to enjoy exotic flowers and plants; royal dinners took place, with food served on beautiful china. This rich and generous past is still to admire here.