Palace Soestdijk
Palace Soestdijk
Palace Soestdijk
Palace Soestdijk

Palace Soestdijk - Baarn

N 52.1961148 / E 5.277026

Soestdijk enjoys national fame as a former Orange residence. However, it is originally an Amsterdam country estate. It is being built by the Amsterdam mayor Cornelis de Graeff on the dike road between Baarn and Soest. The complex was originally called De Hofstede aen Zoestdijck. Cornelis' son, Jacob de Graeff, sold the building to Stadholder Willem III. In 1795, the family lost the hunting lodge. Soestdijk was nationalized under French influence. In 1815, the later King Willem II received the hunting lodge as a gift for his performance in his battles against the French. His Russian wife, Princess Anna Paulowna, had Soestdijk converted into a real summer palace. After 1815 the house got its characteristic Soestdijk wings. It is possible that the neighboring Castle Groeneveld played an inspiring role in this. Both houses have a corps-de-logis or a central part consisting of a square. Queen Mother Emma liked to come there. Palace Soestdijk was permanently inhabited only from 1937, when Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard moved in. They continued to live there until their death in 2004. Since 1971, the palace has been State property.

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Palace Soestdijk
Palace Soestdijk
Palace Soestdijk
Palace Soestdijk

Palace Soestdijk
Amsterdamsestraatweg 1
3744 AA Baarn

Contact details
T: 035-5412841

Opening hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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