I admire the King for his pro-activity in this case. It seems that already in 2013, in the first year of his kingship, he requested an investigation about the desired opening of Noordeinde Palace to the public. The newspaper De Volkskrant Mr Filip Maarschalkerweerd, Director of the Royal House Archives, excused for the long time this investigation took: Noordeinde Palace is historic heritage and questions of logistic, technic, finances and security needed to be responded.
Mr Maarschalkerweerd and his commission reported to the King that Noordeinde Palace could be opened in summer holidays. The King then decided to open it during a limited time. After all it is a full working residence, not a museum. Not the whole palace will be opened, mainly the 17th C part (picture
) will be opened. This incudes the ballrooms, the King's study, the balcony chamber, the gallery hall, the King's Stairs, the Indian Chamber, etc.
Large parts of the 19th C extension (picture
) which includes the guest wing and thee wing with the offices and appartments remain closed for the public. Also the Royal Mews near Noordeinde Palace (picture
) will be opened.