Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Castles and Palaces

I found these old polaroids while cleaning up my house. Above is Muiderslot, my first ever castle. It was built in 1370 and at a mere 15km's from Amsterdam city it's a nice little trip, especially for the kiddies. Stichting Rijksmuseum Muiderslot: Herengracht 1, Muiden. Opening times vary during the year so please check here for opening current times. Adults €11, kids 4 to 12 years old €6.25.
And this is Het Loo, (pron. 'Low'), the Dutch Royal Family's Summer Palace. This is slightly more of a trek, but well, well worth it. The gardens are amazing. Paleis Het Loo National Museum: Koninklijk Park 1, Apeldoorn. The palace and gardens are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Closed on Mondays, except public holidays. Closed on New Year’s Day. The Museum of the Chancery of the Netherlands Orders of Knighthood, in the palace east wing, is open from 1pm. Getting there: By car: from the A1 and A50 take the Paleis Het Loo turning and follow the ANWB signs. Sat Nav address: Amersfoortseweg, 7313 AA. Car park € 3 per car. By public transport: from Apeldoorn Station, bus 102, Paleis Het Loostop; bus 5 (Berg en Bos), bus 10 (Kerschoten) and 96 (Vaassen), Gedenknaald stop. On foot, about 40 minutes from the NS station. Admission: Adults € 10, 6 to 17 year olds €3.

1 comment:

Sneaky Magpie said...

I am so gutted that during my 7 years in Holland I did not go to all those fab places ;-( Now is too late....xxx