This time in Stockholm I thought maybe during wintertime the Royal Palace would have less visitors than summertime and bought tickets for us from the internet . (Well, actually only one ticket since children below 7 years have free entry).
The girls were excited. Rine, the 6 year old was mostly concerned what would she say if Princess Victora was at home.
As we came to the Royal Palace (just before 10 o´clock when the Place opens for the public) we saw the guards. For the girls this was not a big event of interest, but many families who had boys with them had to stand and take photos next to the royal guards.
We visited the tre kronor museum, the treasury and Royal Wedding Dresses Exhibition (18 October 2016 – 12 March 2017). The royal apartments were partly closed due to the official receptions.
Royal Wedding Dresses Exhibition; the focus of the exhibition are the royal brides and the gowns they wore on their wedding day.
2016 was the anniversary year, it marked the fortieth wedding anniversary of Miss Silvia Sommerlath and King Carl XVI Gustaf. This was the most interesting part of the royal palace for the kids (and yes, also for me). The audio system which was available made the older one listen and concentrate, while the younger one was mostly playing with it as soon as she understood how it worked. Well, that allowed me to admire the dresses (not to mention the shoes).
The other parts of the royal palace were interesting as well, and naturally when everything is big magnificient around you, it takes your breath away.
Children 7 – 17 years and students: 80SEK
With Stockholm Pass allows free entry
You can buy tickets from online or from the Cash-desks at all Palace’s venues.
The Royal Gift Shop: Tue -Sun 10:00 – 16:00
Daily Guided Tours:
Each approximately 45min), some of them only in Swedish.
Price 20SEK for adults.
THE ROYAL APARTMENTS: The Royal Apartments: 10:30 in English , 13:30 in Swedish and 14:30 in English
MUSEUMS TRE KRONOR: The Palace’s oldest history: 10:30 English (Sat and Sun for KIDS! in Swedish), 12:30 in Swedish
THE TREASURY: The National Regalia: 10:30 in Swedish, 11:30 in English
Limited number of participants per tour.
Other Useful Information:
Please do not touch the items inside the Palace. When taking photos; do not use flash, disturb others, use tripods or selfie sticks.
Mobile phones should be set on silence mode, the consumption of food is not allowed, push chairs or umbrellas are not allowed to be brought to the Palace.
Storage available, smoking is not allowed inside the Palace.
Please note, the Royal Palace is changing their program twice a year.
Google Play and AppStore have an app: Kungliga Slotten, Swedish Royal Palaces available.
The location of the Royal Palace is convenient; on Stadsholmen in Gamla Stan. It is easy to reach the palace by walking for example from Kungsträdgårdens Metro Station (Tunnelbana).
There are not many stores or kiosks (other thing in summertime) next to the palace, but one Scandinavia´s biggest department store, Nordiska Kompaniet (NK) is located just 15minutes walk away at Hamngatan. One of the nicest routes between The Royal Palace and NK is the walk through Kungstädgården (King´s Park). During the winter time there is an ice rink and small kiosks which are selling hot chocolate, glögg, coffee and waffles for example. During the summertime the park has many kinds of events daily and is a very busy spot.
If interested about local food, Nordiska Kompaniet´s basement you will find delicacies and groceries which are always nice souvenirs back home.