Monday, 3 October 2011
Our World Tuesday, ABC Wednesday, L for Het Loo
Palace of Het Loo at Apeldoorn.
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These photos were taken by me.
The word "Loo"means "wood"or "woodland", like the old English word "-lea".
Palace Het Loo is a palace, more than three hundred years old, right in the heart of the Netherlands, close to the town of Apeldoorn. The Palace of Het Loo was built in 1686 and until 1970 served as a hunting lodge and summer residence of members of the House of Oranje, the current Dutch royal family.It was also the home of the Stadtholder- King William III and his wife Queen Mary II of England.. William III was a Prince of Orange, his mother was a daughter of King Charles I of England, Mary II was the daughter of King James II. In the twentieth century, our Queen Wilhelmina lived in this palace. She was the last of our royalty who lived here.
Photos taken by Stichting Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn.
1. Bedroom William III
2. Office Queen Wilhelmina
Now it has been open to the public since in 1984 after undergoing substantial restoration work. The beautifull furnished interiors give an impression of how the Dutch royal family lived here for three centuries.
The reconstructed gardens breathe the atmosphere of their seventeenth century origin with their fountains and elegantly box-lined parterres. The palace’s setting in one of Holland’s most beautiful nature areas makes a visit a real delight at any time of year.
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