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Address: Amsterdamsestraatweg 1, 3744 AA Soestdijk, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 035- 541 28 41
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Little english interpretation and not much to see

I felt this attraction was over priced and didn't offer much. Paying for parking and an expensive entrance fee did not feel like value for money. The room don't have much to see... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I felt this attraction was over priced and didn't offer much. Paying for parking and an expensive entrance fee did not feel like value for money. The room don't have much to see and the English versions of the visitor material are thin. Ok but not a top attraction in my view.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The positive is that the garden is beautiful in the spring. We enjoyed our walk on a sunny afternoon. Unfortunately the palace itself is unloved by its current owners and it stands largely empty. The guides in the room try hard to make history come to life and their short talks are interesting. The written explanations are in the Dutch... More 

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LowLands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Old Royal Palace, it's possible to visit until it has found a new owner/purpose. It's also deteriorating so be quick if you still want to see it. It's not real big but it has a few interesting rooms with old furniture, interesting paintings and good stories! That's about it, there is a small shop and a restaurant.

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Soest, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Palace is where Queen Juliana and her husband Bernard lived for many years. It was not open for the public but now you can enter the main building and stroll around the gardens. Please do not compare to Versailles, Soestdijk is not even a cheap copy (sorry to say). For Dutchies remembering Juul & Bernard and having warm feelings,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

With a couple hours on our hands, my girlfriend and I decided to go visit the gardens of the palace. For a small fee, we were free to roam around the grounds of the palace and bask in the sun. Lovely to do so and imagine being one of the royals living there! The back of the grounds is especially... More 

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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Having passed by this impressive Palace for years we finally were able to visit and get up close and personal. What a disappointment and shame on the Netherlands government for allowing this to become the mess it is. For years you had to make an appointment for a visit but now it is open several days a week. We were... More 

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Huizen, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Totally dilapidated former Royal Palace (during reign of Juliana and her scandalous - ex nazi - husband Bernhard). The interior is stripped down to a minimum of furniture in total dismay and the exterior is in desparate need of fresh paint. And to think that the Dutch tax payer has to pay millions for the upkeep of such former castles.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The grounds are lovely and from the outside the palace, which is more stately home than "palace" if your idea of a palace is Versailles or Buckingham Palace, looks great. The problem is that it becomes very clear the moment you step foot inside that the palace is in urgent need of investment. It surprised us how few visitors there... More 

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Address: Address: Amsterdamsestraatweg 1, 3744 AA Soestdijk, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 035- 541 28 41
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Utrecht Province  >  Soestdijk

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