KRÖLLER MÜLLER AND THE
LOO PALACE (8 hours)
We drive through the green
heart of Holland to Holland's largest National Park "De Hoge Veluwe". A visit
will be paid to the Kröller Müller museum, which offers an collection of fine
art, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries. World famous are the extensive
range of work by Van Gogh. The museum is surrounded by an open air exhibition
of modern sculptures, showing some exceptional pieces of for example Rodin,
Henry Moore and Serra.
Lunch at leisure and we
continue to the "Loo Palace" (1650) for a visit. Het Loo Palace, in the woodland
setting of Apeldoorn in the heart of the Netherlands, was the favourite summer
residence of the Stadtholders and the Royal Family of the Netherlands from 1686
to 1975. Since 1984 the palace has served as a museum after a spectacular restoration
of the buildings and the gardens, returning them to their original seventeenth
century The palace with its interiors dating from the Stadtholder-King William
III and Queen Mary II up to the reign of Queen Wilhelmina, reflects the lifestyles
of the members of the family of the Dutch House of Orange-Nassau over three
centuries. The wings with their permanent and visiting exhibitions of historical
objects, documents, paintings, china, silver, royal garments and court costumes
present a picture of the historical ties of the House of Orange-Nassau with
the Netherlands. One of the biggest collections of national and international
orders and decorations in the world is housed in the department Museum of the
Chancery of the Netherlands Orders of Knighthood. The spring and summer planting
of the baroque garden parterres with pergolas, statues and vases, in exactly
the same Dutch fashion as in the seventeenth century, is unique in Europe.
Just as in the seventeenth
century, the fountains and cascades are playing. The Stables house royal carriages,
hunting carriages, sledges and vintage court cars, including the famous 'wagon'
in which Queen Wilhelmina went out on painting excursions and her white state-funeral
- Full day tours should
take place between 08h00 and 19h00 for maximum 8 consecutive hours
- ITBholland offers complimentary
mineral water on all tours
- Our driver/guides (1
person) of the limousine company are professional and knowledgeable for guiding
along the way, but are not allowed to guide inside museums or attractions.
In case your clients want a more in depth explanation we can arrange for a
specialised local guide.
- In case of a local guide,
she/has has to be included in the total amount of passengers to fit the car/minivan