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Old 10-20-2015, 12:53 PM
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A drone flew over Het Loo Palace and made the following video
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Absolutely stunning and breathtaking ,and now a must see on my next visit to the Netherlands!
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That's pretty cool. The Palace and gardens are so beautiful.
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I had no idea the Palace and grounds are so lovely - amazing views from above.
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Like the Royal Palace Amsterdam the past years, like Noordeinde 66 (the pied-à-terre of Princess Beatrix) the last year and Like Huis ten Bosch at the moment, also Palace Het Loo will undergo a extensive maintenance.

In the first place the technical installations will be renewed, the climate control will be modernized and asbestos will be removed. There will be an underground extension which was also done for the Royal House Archives and the Mauritshuis in The Hague: underground floors without disturbing the historic appearance.

The underground extension is needed to house and to exhibit the enormous historic collections of the Orange-Nassaus. Many of these artefacts, objects d'art and other items are stored in depôts. The historic salons and appartements in the palace itself do not give enough posibilities to exhibit, as these rooms need to show how they looked in their era and can not be "disturbed" by displays or something.

Five architect-bureaus have been requested to come with worked-out designs, plans and ideas for the underground extension. In 2016 furtherer decisions will be made. Anyway, one can not say the Dutch neglect their royal patrimonium. On the contrary... to my taste one can also "over-restorate", that things look "too spic-and-span"...
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i think that's great news for het loo. i am sure there's many beautiful things that need to be housed and displayed and this will help to appropriately take care of them. i wonder if these rooms will be open to the public at some point.
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Yes, that is the plan, now visitors come at the gates of the palace, in a sort of visitor center and walk through the palace. The idea is that there will be a large underground foyer with multimedia presentations and a garderobe, so that people can leave their coats and bagage in safes and walk through the palace like they are indeed guests in the house (and it is safer for the collections, when visitors do not carry wet coats of bags). The idea is that in the underground extensions salons from other palaces like Soestdijk or the Stadhouderly Court etc. can be recreated with the original furniture or ceilings or gobelins or other artefacts which once were used for these palaces but are now in depôt since the royal family makes no use anymore of these residences. In the "windows" in thse undergound salons and appartments then LED-screens can be used to recreate the original view the residents had from these salons.
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Lovely house.
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The Palace Het Loo will be closed until 2018 for restorational reasons.

Paleis Het Loo vanaf 2018 dicht voor grote renovatie en uitbreiding - Koninklijk huis - RD.nl
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The Palace Het Loo will be closed until 2018 for restorational reasons.

Paleis Het Loo vanaf 2018 dicht voor grote renovatie en uitbreiding - Koninklijk huis - RD.nl
The palace park, the Royal Stables and other parts of the Royal Domain remain open. The idea will be a sort of grand foyer in front of the palace, think about the glass pyramid in front of the Louvre. With the notable difference that no any disturbance is allowed in the present 17th C outlook and façade of the palace and the surrounding park. So it will be like the Mauritshuis, the former palace of Johan Maurits of Nassau in The Hague: a gigantic extension but when you are in front of it, you would not notice there is a whole world under your feet.

The construction of the underground extension of the Mauritshuis (picture)

Part of the underground extension of the Mauritshuis (picture)

The 17th C former city palace is back in old splendour, the King is walking on the street with -invisible- a gigantic extension under his feet (picture)
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A friend of mine is a master-restorator at Het Loo Palace. This means that when he has a break, he can make a stroll through the royal park, with his colleagues. How great is that?

On one of his strolls the friend made some pictures of the weekend retreat of the royal family, which is located on the same domain as the famous palace:

Castle Het Oude Loo (hunting lodge) - weekend retreat of the royal family

Castle Het Oude Loo is surrounded by water and accessible by a long bridge

The large lake on the domains (once digged in the 17th C to feed the fountains near Het Loo Palace)

Tea Pavillion overseeing the lake

Tea Pavillion in excellent state, perfectly maintenanced

One of the drains for the circulation to the fountains looking like a panorama point

The "panorama point"

A little faun is overseeing the water spraying back into the lake

On this picture you can see the location of the weekend retreat at your right hand corner. The royal family can use the splendid palace for something ceremonial or formal and then retreat in privacy, just a stone-throw away. Together with the palace and the Royal Mews these form the three main buildings on the royal estate.
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Splendid photos and the Het Loo Palace and grounds are my favourite of all the Dutch royal palaces.
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View from the roof of the Loo Palace

https://youtu.be/lQIMlVFW7bo?t=3
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