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Apeldoorn: Het Loo Palace Entry Ticket

Apeldoorn: Het Loo Palace Entry Ticket

In relations between power and people, the throne is the ultimate symbol, the centre of power. ‘Power of the Throne’ explores this symbolism, considering questions like ‘What makes a chair a throne?' and 'What effect does a throne have on the people who sit on it?'. The meaning of a throne in a parliamentary democracy is also examined. As well as thrones, the exhibition will also include films, sculptures, paintings and images of thrones in other artworks. Palace Stories Visitors can choose from three different stories during their time at the palace (audio via an app or paid audio device for €2,50 in Dutch, English and German). Different characters take you back in time when the royal residents lived in the palace. The new underground foyer welcomes the visitor underneath the glass bottom fountain and gives access to the palace and museum galleries. Willem and Marry: Meet the first occupants of Paleis Het Loo. The story of Willem III and Mary is a dramatic mix of power, family and religion. When the young couple became king and queen of England, Paleis Het Loo became the centre of power in Europe. Count Hans Willem Bentinck – Willem III’s best friend – will tell you all about 17th-century politics and the secrets of the palace. Wilhelmina’s Home: Wilhelmina, King Willem-Alexander’s great-grandmother, lived here at Paleis Het Loo, her favourite palace. Guides Ziarah and Mark will take you into her world, with stories about life at the palace in the 19th and 20th centuries. Get to know them a little better in the place they called home. At Home with the Royals: A palace is just like your home. What does home feel like? It’s not just a house to live in, or – if you’re king or queen – to work in. The palace is full of expensive furniture and old paintings. But is it also nice and cosy? Palace Roof This is where Queen Mary drank her tea. From the roof of the castle you have a wide view of the park. You can also see the symmetry and the patterns of the baroque gardens very well from above. Exhibition The House of Orange-Nassau The collection of works of art, objects and photos of the royal family will take you on a journey through the history of the Dutch monarchy and gives an insight into the private life of the House of Orange-Nassau. Palace Gardens Willem and Mary created a large baroque garden. It shows their power and wealth in full glory, with high fountains, impressive statues and fragrant flowers and plants. The garden is exactly as the first inhabitants of Paleis Het Loo had it laid out. Please note that the photo’s used on this page are owned by Paleis Het Loo.

Apeldoorn: Apenheul Zoo Entry Ticket

Apeldoorn: Apenheul Zoo Entry Ticket

Face to face with free-roaming monkeys Experience the best day out among the monkeys in Apenheul! In this green nature park you will find 34 species of monkeys. More than half of the 300 monkeys even roam freely among the visitors. Can you spot them all? Come face to face with free-ranging monkeys, visit the feeding presentations of our zookeepers, play the monkey in one of the playgrounds and meet our new silverback Banjoko! Visit two gorilla groups in 2024 Impressive powerhouses of up to 180 kilos: gorillas! Recognize yourself in the biggest, strongest and heaviest monkeys that exist. Find out what they eat, how fast they can run and flex your muscles: are you as strong as such an impressive silverback? Try it! This year you will even spot a second gorilla man in Apenheul: Banjoko! Both silverbacks have their own island where they lead their own gorilla group. How do they keep the gorilla females under control? You will discover it in our beautiful and spacious park, in the middle of the forests of Apeldoorn on the Veluwe! Global conservation Did you know that by visiting Apenheul you also help protect monkeys in the wild? Part of the proceeds from the Apenheul Foundation goes to the Apenheul Nature Conservation Fund, which is committed to the protection of monkeys and their habitats all over the world.

Apeldoorn: Escape Tour - Self-Guided Citygame

Apeldoorn: Escape Tour - Self-Guided Citygame

Escape from 17th-century Apeldoorn during this exhilarating tour. Get to know Willem III and help him find Apeldoorn's secret passages. Willem III was known to have 'close' contact with his people, which sometimes got him in trouble. Follow Willem through the secret passages and figure out the secrets of Apeldoorn Choose your starting time with your teammates, beginning at anytime day or night. Make your way across the city, checking off tasks to find all the clues you need to reach the secret passage. As you search for clues, marvel at the beautiful sights of the town. Start at the Marktplein and keep your eye out for the many beautiful buildings in the city center. Work quickly, and you and your team could set the record for the fastest tour. Good luck!

"Crazytopia" Apeldoorn : outdoor escape game

"Crazytopia" Apeldoorn : outdoor escape game

🎪 Welcome to CRAZYTOPIA 🤪 Dive deep into a whimsical world where the bizarre is ordinary and where nothing make sense… or maybe it does? Encounter quirky characters along your journey, crack mind-bending riddles, and rely on the city itself (and your pals) to guide you out. In this zany escape game, the line between absurdity and logic blurs—will your wits see you through? YOUR AVENTURE STARTS NOW! 🎭 A fun city tour with an offbeat scenario 🧠 Solve riddles along the way to crack the case 👀 Find the clues that are hidden on the monuments around you 💎 Explore the must-see places & discover some hidden gems ⌚ Play at your own rhythm: start and pause whenever you want 💬 The Coddy team is available for you 7/7 via live chat (9AM-8PM)

Apeldoorn: Murder Crime Game Self-Guided Interactive Tour

Apeldoorn: Murder Crime Game Self-Guided Interactive Tour

Solve a murder and at the same time see all the highlights of the city center of Apeldoorn. Play this unique game with a group of friends or your family. You will receive instructions, a photo frame and an answer form in advance via email. You'll also receive a map of the city where the murder took place. The center is divided into sections where you have to look for a location where you can take a group selfie. Once you've located the spot, send a selfie via WhatsApp to your game instructor. If the location's correct, they'll send you the next clue about the murder. As you walk along the nicest places in the centre of the city, you will collect more and more clues about the murder. During the game you will have enough time to enter a cafe or shop that you pass and to admire some of the highlights of Apeldoorn.

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4.3
(3 reviews)

An afternoon is too short. There is so much to see. Nice exhibition about the thrones. If you also want to see the palace and the garden, you have to be there early in the morning.

Beautifully renovated Het Loo Palace. Guided tour via app and earphones in the palace. Definitely worth it. Beautiful gardens. There is a van at the entrance to the palace.

Lots of services to help guests, information staff, lifts and shuttle bus . It was not too crowded which was great. Excellent signage and information

The museum tour was well run, and the audio visual aid was excellent. The gardens were amazing, and well worth visiting.

Beautiful, very special, impressive, enjoyed it very much!