Voivode Willem III, greatgrandson of Willem van Oranje, buys in 1684 the mediaeval castle Het Oude Loo, to establish a new hunterhouse next to it. The terrain lend it extraordinary well for a garden with waterworks because of the natural watersupply from the hills.
The palace was the summerresidence of the Dutch voivodes and kings from 1686 till 1975. The palace is designed by the leading 17th century architect Jacob Roman. It was final populated by Princes Margriet. Now adays it's a nation museum. #Europa #Gijs #Holland #Nederland #Oranje #Palace #PaysBas #Royal