Perfect weekend trips in the Netherlands start at Paleis Het Loo

Perfect weekendtrip in the Netherlands | Paleis Het Loo

Want to get away from it all on weekend trips in the Netherlands? A getaway combining history, culture and urban and country life? Paleis Het Loo has all the ingredients for a great weekend escape every season of the year. With lots to see and do in and around the Dutch royal palace, Paleis Het Loo is the go-to destination for weekend trips in the Netherlands.

The royal stables | Paleis Het Loo
The Stables square at Paleis Het Loo
The largest palace in the Netherlands | Paleis Het Loo
Overview of the palace and gardens of Paleis Het Loo

Give your weekend trips in the Netherlands a royal touch

Great weekend trips in the Netherlands begin at Paleis Het Loo. With so much to discover at the Netherlands’ largest palace, you need a full day to do it right. Take your time to explore the palace. With all original interiors, each space, object and item brings Dutch history to life.

Go beyond the palace doors and explore the baroque gardens, Orange walk and Stables square. With every step you take, you’re following in the footsteps of the Dutch royals who call this palace home for three centuries.

The grand foyer | Paleis Het Loo
The grand foyer in the underground expansion. Here you will find the exhibitions.

Discover the Dutch heartland on your weekend trips in the Netherlands

Paleis Het Loo is located in Apeldoorn in the Veluwe forest. With dense woods, rolling dunes and open heathland, the Veluwe forest is wonderful for hiking, cycling and outdoor activities. It’s home to National Park The Hoge Veluwe with the Kröller-Müller Museum, featuring works by Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Mondriaan and others. Apeldoorn’s Apenheul zoo with 300 free-roaming monkeys is fun and educational. Add in some great shopping in Apeldoorn, a safari with a park ranger and superb dining and you’ve got an amazing weekend.

Hiking near the royal palace | Paleis Het Loo
The orange trail is the perfect walking trail

Room for everyone on weekend trips in the Netherlands

Whatever type of accommodation you want, you’re spoiled for choice. With hotels in every price category, holiday cottages, glampings, campgrounds, cabins and pods - there’s something for everyone. Another reason why Paleis Het Loo and the Veluwe forest is one of the best weekend trips Netherlands.