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Apeldoorn: Het Loo Palace Entry Ticket

1. Apeldoorn: Het Loo Palace Entry Ticket

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. Stables Square The stables square has a 20th-century feel – the time of Queen Wilhelmina and her husband Prince Hendrik. The building housing the ‘Prins Hendrik Garage’ restaurant was where he kept his cars. These days the cars are in the coach houses, where you can also see sleighs, carriages and other special vehicles, which the Dutch royal family used for important events. Part of the stable block is now used by the king’s Royal Stables and it still houses horses. Orange Trail Behind the palace gardens is a romantic landscaped garden full of winding paths and a variety of trees. This part was created in the early 19th century. The atmosphere is entirely different from the baroque palace gardens. The Orange Trail provides a glimpse into the personal lives of the Dutch royal family. Please note that the photo’s used on this page are owned by Paleis Het Loo.

Arnhem: Kröller-Müller Museum Entrance Ticket

2. Arnhem: Kröller-Müller Museum Entrance Ticket

Visit the renowned Kröller-Müller Museum, set inside a stunning national park just a 20-minute drive from Arnhem. Discover the world’s second largest Van Gogh collection and stroll through the beautiful sculpture garden. Besides many well-known Van Gogh paintings, the museum houses acclaimed works by Renoir, Picasso, Monet, Mondriaan, and others. As well as its permanent collection, the museum offers temporary exhibits, making every visit different.

Amsterdam: Kröller Müller & N.P. The Hoge Veluwe Tour

3. Amsterdam: Kröller Müller & N.P. The Hoge Veluwe Tour

Meet your guide at a centrally located meeting point in Amsterdam. A comfortable, air-conditioned luxurious minivan will take you to today’s destination in about 75 minutes. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views of the Dutch flat landscape before you arrive at the national park, the Hoge Veluwe. The Kröller-Müller Museum houses the second-largest Van Gogh collection in the world. More than 90 paintings, over 180 drawings by this artist, and works by other great masters are on display here. There are often remarkable temporary exhibitions. In the sculpture garden, one of the largest in Europe, you can enjoy both sculptures and nature. The park houses more than 160 sculptures by iconic artists, from Auguste Rodin to Henry Moore. The Hoge Veluwe National Park Museum sculpture garden is in the middle of the National Park. You can enjoy both sculptures and the beautiful nature of this Unesco biosphere. The sculpture garden consists of 160 sculptures from artists such as Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Richard Deacon, and Claes Oldenburg. Upon arrival in Kröller Müller, your guide will take you to the museum, where you can enjoy some free time to explore the museum at your own pace. Next, you have a choice of activities that you may wish to do: - Enjoy a bike ride. Cycling is the ideal way to explore the park since you can freely use the famous white bicycles. On your way, you will encounter all of the park's landscapes: deciduous, coniferous, mixed forests, wet and dry heaths, and shifting sand. - Have your guide/driver take you for a scenic ride through the park.

Arnhem: Netherlands Open Air Museum Entry Ticket

4. Arnhem: Netherlands Open Air Museum Entry Ticket

The Dutch Open Air Museum in Arnhem uses authentic buildings, objects and true stories to capture the history of everyday life. Step into a world of authenticity as you explore genuine buildings and captivating true stories that capture the essence of everyday life. Embark on a captivating journey through time, spanning two centuries from the past to the recent. Prepare to be immersed in a realm of wonder and discovery! Engage with our museum's dedicated staff, who seem to have stepped straight out of history. With pride in their heritage, they will ignite your imagination with their narratives, while eagerly anticipating the tales you bring to share. In our museum park you will find about 100 museum buildings, farms and windmills. You can view them from the outside and the inside! In this way, history comes closer and you can relive the past. You will find various gardens around and between the buildings in the Open Air Museum. You will come across old crops, forgotten vegetables, medicinal plants. Too many to mention. These gardens, and the museum buildings, are located in a vast, green museum park. During a visit to the museum you should actually take a ride on a historic tram. Between 1995 and 1996, a track for the tram was laid throughout the museum. Since 2017, the Netherlands Open Air Museum has been offering an indoor museum with an exhibition about the Canon of the Netherlands. Spectacular 'film sets' that overlap each other tell stories from the Canon over 10 consecutive periods. You come face to face with historical characters from every era. You get to know them and their world through games, animations and films. And of course through their objects as the surviving evidence for their stories. The origins of the Netherlands, the population, the climate and the geography are discussed in the cinema. And in the last room you can query the complete Canon on an 18 meter wide touch screen.

Private Tour Veluwe National Park and Kröller Müller Museum

5. Private Tour Veluwe National Park and Kröller Müller Museum

Veluwe national park: Welcome to the most visited national park in the country. Spread over 14000 acres, expect to see Sand dunes, Woodlands, and plenty of flora. There is enough wildlife (The big 4 being the Red Deer, Roe Deer, Wild Boar, and Mouflon) present in the park. The park offers free bicycles which can be used on different routes. With prior reservation, the Hunting Lodge can be visited as well as the world-renowned Kroller Muller museum. The park has enough cafes/restaurants so you don't have to worry about running out of food. We drive to the park which takes about 75 minutes. You can use one of the white bicycles (choose from over 2000 bicycles) or walk around to explore the park. The park has several routes where you can bicycle or walk for hours. Kroller Muller Museum: Generally featured in the top museums of The Netherlands, Kroller Muller Museum is a modern and contemporary art museum and is home to over 20,000 art collections. It has the second-largest collection of Van Gogh and houses work from Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Piet Mondrian among others. We drive back to Amsterdam/ Utrecht which takes about 75 /60 minutes.

Private Royal Tour : Paleis Het Loo and Muiderslot castle

6. Private Royal Tour : Paleis Het Loo and Muiderslot castle

A full-day private tour where you will be picked up and dropped off from any hotel or bed and breakfast. Firstly, we will drive to 'Paleis Het Loo'. Originally built in the 17th century and renovated recently for €182 million, Paleis Het Loo is a grand palace with lavish gardens, decorative rooms, and stables with a big collection of cars and carriages that belong to the Dutch Royal family. The Palace has an impressive 'House of Orange', an elaborate exhibit that showcases objects that belong to the royal family. End the visit by going for a walk at the 'Orange Trial', surrounded by trees, waterways swans, and ducks. We will drive to explore some of the private castles and palaces owned historically by private wealthy families. Depending on the time available, we can visit 2 to 4 castles. Muiderslot Castle is our final stop. Built-in the 13th century, the impressive castle is one of the oldest and best preserved in the Netherlands. Overlooking the Vecht River and what used to be the South Sea, the castle was built 700 years ago. The castle was fully renovated by the famous architect Pierre Cuypers, who also helped design the Rijks Museum and the Amsterdam central station. A must-visit when you are visiting The Netherlands.

Kröller-Müller Museum and National Park Tour

7. Kröller-Müller Museum and National Park Tour

Start this tour from your hotel or any other desired location where your personal guide and driver will pick you up. From here drive to the famous Kröller Müller museum, located in the National Park. This museum has a huge art collection of many masterpieces by Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso and Mondriaan. It also houses a sculpture garden with over 160 sculptures by famous artists like Rodin and Moore. It is the biggest sculpture garden of Europe. After the museum your guide will show you around the National park. Explore the Dutch landscape and views and take one of the free bikes to explore the national park. In the National Park you find all the different landscapes the Netherlands has to offer. After the National park your guide will bring you back to your hotel or any other desired location.

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Absolutely beautiful gallery in a beautiful park. A bit of effort to get there from Amsterdam, took me 1 tram, 1 train, and 2 busses, but finding the way and transfers was easy enough, and public transport has wifi to keep track of where you're going. And you get nice scenery along the way! The museum is in a national park, which is lovely to walk through, if a bit overpriced. The gallery itself is in a beautiful building, with a well designed layout and a stunning collection. They also have a fantastic sculpture garden to walk through. I spent almost a week in Amsterdam, and going out to Kroller-Muller was a highlight, very highly recommend!!

Dear People, Through this company I bought a ticket for the exhibition in the KM museum. It went well and you are well informed. But I would like to ask you not to bother me with E-mails for all kinds of activities. That's why I'm unsubscribing. I understand that you want to keep as many customers as possible, and wish you the best> if you have a very interesting trip, I'm curious about that. I've been doing nature photography since I was a kid, and I still want to go to the roughest, most beautiful nature parks in the world, maybe you know something? Greetings and good luck Hans Koster.

Set in the most beautiful national park and breathtaking collection in the museum. Loved the free bikes in the par. So easy to get there on public transport from Amsterdam. Stayed in Otterlo ten minutes walk from the park entrance

Having F. Leger impresed my daughter a lot, She knows that my professor Kazimierz Ostrowski was a student in his class in Paris, than i was a student of prof. Ostrowski some years later in Poland, Gdansk .

Fascinating special exhibition: Amazing botanica... (Too bad no catalog has been compiled about it! Always nice to see the permanent collection and the wonderful and well-maintained sculpture garden.