Dutch palace and Dutch Military Museum
Enter an authentic palace and experience how the royal family lived. Seemore Dutch takes you back in time with Dutch kings and world wars.
Authentic Royal palace
Soestdijk Palace is a place with a rich history and impressive residents. Willem III of Orange made an impressive hunting lodge there in the 17th century. King Lodewijk Napoleon, brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, expanded the palace in the 19th century. When the Netherlands became independent again, the citizens gave a gift to King William II. After he made the palace even greater, he was inspired by the palaces in Russia. Until 2005 the Dutch royal family resided in the palace. During the tour in the palace, you will walk through different rooms in their original atmosphere. You can even take a look at the private rooms of the palace. And don’t forget to take a walk through the beautiful gardens on the estate.
The Dutch Armed Forces
To learn more about the past, present, and future of the Dutch army we will go to the National Military Museum, which was previously an air base. There are tanks, armored vehicles, fighter jets, and helicopters, but there are also stone age arrowheads and swords from the middle ages. Highlights include a 60,000-kg heavy battle tank and the V2 rocket— the first working, controlled rocket. The Germans used it in the Second World War against the Netherlands, Belgium, and England. In addition to the permanent collection, there are various exhibitions. And you can go in and explore the journey through six themed areas where impressive stories come to life. For example, you can create your own gunpowder and fly in an F-16.
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With this tour, we move through the impressive past of the Dutch nobility and army. A unique opportunity!