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Optional: Sunday 29 May

Paleis Het Loo

On 15 April, 2022, Paleis Het Loo (Het Loo Palace) has reopened its doors after four years of renovation. During the closure of the palace, extensive research into the collection was caried out. As a result – and this is just one example – the paintings gallery was brought back as much as possible to the state of the seventeenth century with the help of an inventory. During this excursion several curators of the palace, including Hanna Klarenbeek (Curator of Paintings, Prints and Drawings), will tell you more about the history, the renovation process and their research into the palace’s collections.

Information for participants
When you have registered for the optional afternoon program you can pick up your free entrance ticket at the reception in the entrance building. Please mention that you are part of the CODART group. This ticket provides access to the gardens and to the excursion we organize. If you want to visit the Palace before our program begins, please read more information below. You can find a list of allocated excursions on the Participate page to check if you have registered for the excursion.


Sunday, 29 May 2022

before 13:45
Pick up your free entrance ticket at the reception in the entrance building
Registration with coffee and tea at the stables of Paleis Het Loo
14:00-14:45 Introduction by curators of Het Loo Palace at the stables
Hanna Klarenbeek, Curator of Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Annette de Vries, Head of Curators and Renske Ek, Garden Curator will talk about the recent renovations of the Palace
Walk from the stables to the Palace
Group 1: Starts with the ‘Willem and Mary’ tour
Group 2: Visit to the roof of the Palace
Group 2: Starts with the ‘Willem and Mary’ tour
Group 1: Visit to the roof of the Palace
Walk back from the palace to the stables
Registration and opening reception at the stables of the Palace, offered by the General Representative of Flanders in the Netherlands

Practical information

Audio tour and app
The curatorial staff advises you to use the audio tour during the excursion. The Palace staff hands out audio devices when entering the Palace, but you can also download the Paleis Het Loo app on your phone. Make sure to bring your headphones when you use your phone to listen to the audio tour. The app is very useful, also to prepare your visit.

The excursion in the afternoon only includes a visit to the eastern wing of the Palace, the Willem and Mary route. If you want to visit the western wing of the Palace – Wilhelmina’s Home – which has been restored to the state of nineteenth and early twentieth century, or the Palace’s gardens, you can do so at your own leisure before the CODART excursion starts at 14:00. The Palace will open its doors at 10:00 am.

You want to come early?
When you decide to come early to Het Loo that Sunday, and you want to do the other tour as well, please make sure to book a ticket beforehand. To visit the western wing of the Palace and the tour ‘Wilhelmina’s Home’ you have to book a timeslot in advance. Tickets can be bought here. Make sure to pick a timeslot for the WEST tour. To visit the gardens and stables, no timeslot is needed. Please also collect your free entrance ticket at the entrance and mention that you are a CODART member. This is in addition to the online ticket you have bought yourself for the nineteenth-century route.

The registration, introduction and opening reception take place in and around the stable complex of the Palace. From there it is a fifteen minute walk to the Palace and back. The introduction by the Palace’s curators starts strictly at 14:00 and registration beforehand is necessary, so please take this walk into account when visiting the Palace at your own leisure before the CODART excursion starts.

Schematic map of Palace grounds

Download the app
Next to audio tours and interesting facts about the Palace, gardens and stables the Paleis Het Loo app includes practical information about your visit such as accessibility, getting there and ticket information. We therefore encourage you to download the app before your visit. The app is available for both iOS and Android.

Getting there
Het Loo Palace is easily accessible by car and public transport. Direct trains from Schiphol Airport and The Hague Central Station to Apeldoorn run every hour and from there multiple busses stop close to the parking lot of Het Loo. More information about trains can be found on the site of the Dutch railways and busses on

If you come to Het Loo by car, make sure to buy a parking ticket. Tickets can be bought in advance or at the ticket machines in the parking lot. Day tickets for the car park cost 7,50 euros per vehicle and are not included in the congress fee.

Bus to The Hague
We want to offer participants of CODART 23 the possibility of taking a direct coach from Het Loo Palace to the congress hotel in The Hague after the reception. If you want to make use of this service, please send an email to

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Moos Engelbertink, event manager
+ 31 70 406 9380