Het Loo Palace and its palace gardens are typical of the royal character of Apeldoorn. Construction of the palace starts in 1686 under regent William III. After his coronation as King of England, the palace functions primarily as a hunting lodge. It remains an important location for the Royal Family for centuries. King William III and his daughter, Queen Wilhelmina, in particular use it as their main residence. After Wilhelmina passes away, Het Loo Palace is converted to a museum that devotes ample attention to the residence’s relationship with the House of Orange-Nassau.