ICOM card welcomes you to Paleis Het Loo

Paleis Het Loo
Paleis Het Loo

Your ICOM card opens doors to the worldwide museum community. As a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), you’re part of a global family of museum professionals. Paleis Het Loo welcomes ICOM membership card holders with free entry to the museum, gardens, park and exhibitions. National Museum Paleis Het Loo is an active member of ICOM, and this reflects its mission and vision as a museum. Encouraging international knowledge-sharing, fostering international collaboration and promoting and protecting cultural heritage are values ICOM and Paleis Het Loo share. So as an ICOM card holder you’ll feel at home at Paleis Het Loo.

Grand Staircase | Paleis Het Loo
Grand Staircase

Paleis Het Loo proud to be on ICOM card museum list

Many people are familiar with Paleis Het Loo as the Netherlands’ largest 17th century palace with its baroque gardens and stables square. But Paleis Het Loo is less well-known as a museum that tells the story of the history of the Dutch royal family and the Netherlands.

Members of the Dutch royal family reside in Paleis Het Loo until 1975. In 1984, Paleis Het Loo becomes a museum and is given the official name Museum Paleis Het Loo. Today it is an important Dutch museum that welcomes some 500,000 visitors a year, including ICOM card holders.

Gardens | Paleis Het Loo
Fountains and symmetry in the palace garden
New Dining Room | Paleis Het Loo
The new Dining Room with table-setup

Diverse collection telling the story of a nation

Your ICOM card gives you free access to the National Museum Paleis Het Loo, the baroque gardens, the orange walk and the permanent exhibition ‘The House of Orange’. The collection is as diverse as it is vast. It spans the spectrum from furniture to paintings and from Delftware to historical plants. Each object in the collection has a story to tell, with the combined collection providing a fascinating overview of the Netherlands and the Dutch royal family through the centuries. You can see it all with your ICOM card.

The House of Orange-Nassau | Paleis Het Loo
The House of Orange - exhibition

Enjoy a great day out with your ICOM card

Paleis Het Loo is located in the Dutch town of Apeldoorn, only an hour’s drive from Amsterdam. The area is home to some of the Netherlands’ best museums, many of which accept the ICOM card. So with your ICOM card you can visit Paleis Het Loo and other nearby museums.   

Your ICOM card gives you free entry to The Kröller-Müller Museum in De Hoge Veluwe National Park, which is just a 20-minute drive from Paleis Het Loo. Its acclaimed collection includes works by Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso and Mondriaan.  

Museum de Fundatie accepts your ICOM membership card for complimentary entry to its museums and exhibitions. It features a diverse collection with 11,000 works by old masters, modern and contemporary artists, including works by Appel, Bacon, Breitner, Israels and many others. The museum has two locations – one in Zwolle and one in Het Nijenhuis Castle in Wijhe. Both are less than 45 kilometres from Apeldoorn.