Sunday, September 8, 2013
Palaise Het Loo
Palaise Het Loo is a Dutch baroque garden in the Netherlands which was created in 1684 by William and Mary - the same people who later became the king and queen of England. It has been called the "Versailles of Holland" because of the layout, fountains, and statues. As is typical of Baroque gardens, they follow perfect symmetry. Within the gardens are four individual ones: A King's Garden, which has a bowling green, a Lower Garden with beautiful statues, a Queen's garden , which was the private garden of Queen Mary, and an Upper Garden.
If you visit the gardens in the warmer months, you'll see orange trees planted in square white tubs. These are placed in the garden as an emblem of the Prince of Orange. They are returned to the orangery in the cooler months.
The garden is open year round Tuesday through Sunday from 10-5. Admission is 12.50 euros for adults and 4.00 euros for children.