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Gate in lane from stables to Het Loo Palace

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Het Loo Palace (Dutch: Paleis Het Loo, meaning "The Woods Palace") is a palace in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. The symmetrical Dutch Baroque building was designed by Jacob Roman and Johan van Swieten and was built between 1684 and 1686 for stadtholder-king William III and Mary II of England (ref. wikipedia). Photo's taken on July 25, 2010.

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A: Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn, Stables

by Henk Keijzer, 80 meters away

Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn, Stables

Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn, Stables

B: Stables and carriage house of Het Loo Palace

by Jan Mulder, 100 meters away

Het Loo Palace (Dutch: Paleis Het Loo, meaning "The Woods Palace") is a palace in Apeldoorn, Netherla...

Stables and carriage house of Het Loo Palace

C: Don't walk on the mawn

by Jan Mulder, 100 meters away

The stables of palace Paleis Het Loo are situated around a eliptical mawn. Photo's taken on July 25, ...

Don't walk on the mawn

D: stallen Paleis Het Loo

by Ben Hilgers, 110 meters away

stallen Paleis Het Loo

E: Voorplein Paleis Het Loo

by Ben Hilgers, 270 meters away

Voorplein Paleis Het Loo

F: Main gate of Het Loo Palace

by Jan Mulder, 340 meters away

Het Loo Palace (Dutch: Paleis Het Loo, meaning "The Woods Palace") is a palace in Apeldoorn, Netherla...

Main gate of Het Loo Palace

G: Near the central fountain in front of Het Loo Palace

by Jan Mulder, 370 meters away

Het Loo Palace (Dutch: Paleis Het Loo, meaning "The Woods Palace") is a palace in Apeldoorn, Netherla...

Near the central fountain in front of Het Loo Palace

H: Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn, Courtyard

by Henk Keijzer, 380 meters away

Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn, Courtyard

Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn, Courtyard

I: Front side of palace Paleis Het Loo

by Jan Mulder, 400 meters away

Photo's taken on July 25, 2010

Front side of palace Paleis Het Loo

J: In a green alley of the garden of Het Loo Palace

by Jan Mulder, 440 meters away

The Dutch baroque garden of Het Loo Palace was designed by Claude Desgotz and restored in 1970 (ref. ...

In a green alley of the garden of Het Loo Palace

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