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Address: Amsterdamsestraatweg 1, 3744 AA Soestdijk, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 035- 541 28 41
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Holland Castles and Palaces Private Tour from Utrecht
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The formeer palace of Queen Juliana

It is romantic little place in a beatiful setting of the forest. You can visit the Gardens and walk through the landscape

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
Niels J
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Montfoort
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Singapore, Singapore
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The palace lost its past glory and not well maintained due to lack of funds or interest from anybody. It's still an interesting place to visit to have a glimpse on way of living of the Dutch Royal family. however, a lot of rooms are not accessible and the ones which are accessible are not all well preserved and rich... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We were very disappointed at first to realise that none of the info is in English, and seeing as we don't speak Dutch we didn't know what we were looking at. However, the staff there were wonderful and one of the ladies translated the whole tour for us and made it really interesting for our children. We loved it and... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

we visited paleis Soestdijk and it is still Amazing after all those Years. Queen Juliana and Prince Bernard lived there Till 2004 and it is a museum Right now but you can really see how the Queen and King lived and it Will surprise you

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Assisi, Italy
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

It was the best expirience I ever had...beautiful Pallace...You feel like you are the Qeen...the staff is very polite and profesional

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Montfoort
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47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

It is romantic little place in a beatiful setting of the forest. You can visit the Gardens and walk through the landscape

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Tallinn
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47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

It's a nice palace but there are better palaces to visit in Netherlands. There's not too much to see. Not worth going to Soest just to visit the palace but if you are already there then definitely go and see. Would need some construction works...

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

the palace in wonderland exhibition (summer 2015) was nice, the whirling willow was great fun. too bad there was not more garden art for the exhibition. I enjoyed the tour through the Palace as well, but do realise it is quite a modest palace. it makes a great stop on a bicycle tour in the area, and from Soest or... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

While the tour of the palace interior did not sound very interesting, the garden is well worth a visit. It feels like a romantic English landscape garden - artificial hills and valleys, ponds with little islands, winding paths through wooded areas planted with a great variety of trees. I think it was landscaped in the 18th century before the more... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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