Before coming to the Netherlands in 2013 I’ve never even heard of a place called Apeldoorn, let alone Het Loo Palace – the Royal Summer Residence situated near the city.

Now it’s definitely on my Top 10 things to do if you are visiting Holland. What can I say? The palace is superb – often hosting some fantastic exhibitions – and the gardens even more superb, so don’t go on a rainy day! Check here for detail and opening times.het-loo