Palace 't Loo - Former Royal Palace (The Dutch Versailles)

Palace 't Loo - Former Royal Palace (The Dutch Versailles)

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    Nestled in the woods in the eastern Netherlands sits Paleis 't Loo, the holiday palace and hunting grounds of the Dutch royal family. The delightful baroque gardens of Paleis Het Loo were created for the pleasure and entertainment of William III & Mary II (King and Queen of the Netherlands, Britain and Ireland) and has been used by the Dutch royal family ever since. These classical Dutch gardens were designed to impress anyone who visited the royals with gardens filled with fountains, statues and many historic plants, all laid out in symmetrical ornamental flower beds and terraces. The garden has an abundance of statues from Roman and Greek mythology and at the centre is Venus, the goddess of love. Together we will explore the gardens of this pleasure palace, that entertained and delighted generations of royals. We will discover the richly adorned gilded fountains. But also beautifully shaped hedges, amazing flowers and even some modern art from one of my favourite architects Daniel Liebeskind. If there is still some time we can go inside the stables, built for Queen Wilhelmina to house her horses, royal carriages and cars. The stable complex itself was designed to for up to 88 horses and some of the stables are still in use today.

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