Dutch Royal Residences

by Scott Mehl

The Royal Palace
Amsterdam

The Royal Palace, on Dam Square in Amsterdam, is the traditional senior palace of the Dutch Monarchy. One of three palaces at the Sovereign’s disposal, The Royal Palace is used for entertaining and official functions.

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Wikipedia: Royal Palace of Amsterdam

Noordeinde Palace
The Hague

Noordeinde Palace, the second of three palaces at the Sovereign’s disposal, houses the offices of The King.

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Huis ten Bosch
The Hague

The last of three palaces at the Sovereign’s disposal, Huis ten Bosch was the official residence of Queen Beatrix.  King Willem-Alexander and his family will also use the palace as their primary residence.

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Soestdijk Palace
Baarn, Utrecht

Soestdijk Palace was the home of the late Queen Juliana and her husband Prince Bernhard. It is currently unoccupied and open to the public.

Wikipedia: Soestdijk Palace

Villa Eikenhorst
Wassenaar

Villa Eikenhorst was originally built as a residence for the Queen’s sister, Princess Christina. Since 2003, it has been the home of The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima and their family.

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Het Loo House
Apeldoorn

Het Loo House is the home of Princess Margriet and her husband Pieter van Vollenhoven. It is located on the grounds of Het Loo Palace, a former royal residence which is now a State museum.

Wikipedia: Het Loo Palace

Drakesteijn
Lage Vuursche, Baarn

Drakesteijn is a private residence owned by Queen Beatrix. She lived here from 1963 until 1981. Recent renovations increased speculation that the Queen plans to abdicate in favor of her son.  It was announced that after her abdication in April 2013, Princess Beatrix will again take up residency at Drakesteijn.

Wikipedia: Drakesteijn

Villa Rocco dei Dragoni
Tavernelle, Italy

Villa Rocco dei Dragoni is a private estate in Italy, owned by the Royal family.