Prince and Princess Days at Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn
Although the palace itself is closed for refurbishment, the stables and the palace gardens are open to the public with all kinds of events and fun attractions for all ages. One of the activities aimed at the younger end of the audience spectrum is the Prince and Princess Days taking place on several dates throughout the summer.
An enchanting event for kids at a Dutch palace
At Prince and Princess Days, the little ones can get dressed up as mini royals, complete with crowns and tiaras. Activities include dancing at a royal ball, hobby horse racing, promenading around the palace grounds, theatre shows, picnics, photoshoots and more.
All children receive a goodie bag, full of craft supplies and puzzles. There’s even a mini playhouse that’s a tiny replica of the royal palace, for kids to explore and enjoy.
The activities are in Dutch but children of any nationality can join, no matter what level of Dutch they speak.
About Het Loo Palace
Het Loo Palace was built for the Dutch royal family. It was one of the royal residences until the death of Queen Wilhelmina in 1962, who announced that the palace would be handed over to the Dutch state. However, she declared that the palace should become the property of her descendants should the Dutch monarchy ever be abolished.
Dates and times
Prince and Princess Days take place from 10am-4pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday during summer. Get ready for the following days:
- July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29
- August 3, 4, 5, 10, 11,12, 17, 18 and 19
Get your tickets
Tickets cost 5 euros per child, or 8,50 euros for accompanying parents or carers. Book tickets for specific time-slots on the Het Loo Palace website and show up at your allotted times.
Are your kids stuck for something to wear? If so, you can purchase their prince or princess outfit on the website of Het Loo Palace.