Spirit of Winter at Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn
Don’t miss the Spirit of Winter, the warmest winter fair in the land. Taking place at Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn, this is a truly magical Christmas Fair, of royal proportions.
Enchanting Christmas fair on the grounds of the royal palace
The enchanting fair takes place from November 13-17, 2019, the perfect place to enjoy winter shopping in royal surroundings. Picture roaring fires, fairy lights, live music and abundant stalls. The fair is open daily from 10am until 5pm, with the exception of November 16 and 17 when it will be open until 8pm.
More than 160 specialists will offer luxury goods, from fashion must-haves to handmade gifts at the stalls dotted around the grounds of Het Loo Palace. Around the royal stables, you'll find an endless network of white tents, filled with these charming stalls.
Het Loo Palace was built by the Dutch royal family. It was one of the royal residences until the death of Queen Wilhelmina in 1962, who declared that the palace would be handed over to the Dutch state. However, she said the palace should become the property of her descendants should the Dutch monarchy be abolished.
Activities at Spirit of Winter
Attend live cooking sessions and demonstrations, where you can get tips on Christmas cooking. Don’t miss the fashion show in the gallery of the royal stables, while you keep yourself warm with a hot drink from one of the stalls.
Chat with Butler Paul, a Dutch TV personality from The International Butler Academy. Butler Paul gives revellers fun facts about butler etiquette, such as folding napkins and setting tables.