Which palaces are open to the public?
A number of the royal palaces are open to the public.
The Royal Palace, Amsterdam (Dam Palace)
For most of the year the Royal Palace, Amsterdam is open to the public. In the summer the palace is open every day. At other times of the year it is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and at weekends. You can find more information on the website of the Royal Palace.
It is possible to visit the Royal Archives. Tours can be arranged on request. In the case of the Royal Archives, there are around 35 tours per year, with a maximum of 25 visitors in each group. In organising these tours, the Palace tries to achieve a good mix of visitors from different parts of the country and a range of backgrounds. Tours are also held on occasion for members of the media.
Noordeinde Palace and the Royal Stables
Noordeinde Palace houses the offices of the Royal Household. It also hosts receptions for guests from the Netherlands and abroad. Several rooms of particular historic and artistic importance were open to the public on 15, 22 and 29 July and 5 August 2017. The palace complex can also be viewed virtually using Google Street View.
The Royal Stables – part of the palace complex – were open to the public on 12 occasions during the summer in the three weeks from 18 July. The Royal Stables coordinate and provide transport for members of the Royal House, using a range of traditional and modern vehicles, from the Glass Coach to the royal bus.
Soestdijk Palace is only open for guided tours. Tickets also give access to the surrounding park. Soestdijk Palace is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. You can reserve a tour on the website of Soestdijk Palace.
Het Loo Palace
Today, Het Loo Palace is a national museum. Since 1984 the palace and its gardens have been open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday inclusive, from 10.00 to 17.00. You can find more information on the website of Het Loo Palace.