Sprint

Classic cars in action 

Classic cars are nice to look at – but they were built to be driven! The Sprint is always one of the most popular items on the weekend’s programme as fine pre-war vehicles are put through their paces along Koningslaan.

The vintage and veteran vehicles taking part in the International Concours are polished to perfection, awaiting careful scrutiny by the expert judges. There are, however, many enthusiasts who like to enjoy their prized possessions in a different way – by driving them! The organizers of the Concours d’Élégance are keen to allow these proud owners to do just that, since we believe that a leading international event like this should cater for everyone.

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General Information

Concours d’Élégance Paleis Het Loo The largest classic car event in the Netherlands Since its inception in 1999, the Concours d’Élégance Paleis Het Loo has had one key objective: to showcase the very finest classic automobiles in existence. This year’s event will span three days: Friday 29 June, Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July…

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Classic Events

Traditional hospitality The Concours d’Élégance Paleis Het Loo is organized by Classic Events, a dynamic organization which stands for traditional hospitality in every sense of the word. Classic Events (link naar website) was founded in 2003 by Timo Rietbergen and Jan-Peter Nijmeijers. Timo grew up surrounded by the racing and rally cars belonging to his…

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Refreshments

Eat and drink in style  At an event dedicated to the finest classic cars, refreshments should be provided by the finest caterers who ply their wares from classic ‘food trucks’. French fries from a Citroën HY or an ice cream sundae from a British Bedford van! Mobile caterers make an enormous contribution to an event…

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History

Over a century of automotive history Paleis Het Loo and automobiles are old friends. It was in 1908 that the first royal car drove through the palace gates, when Prince Hendrik purchased a brand new Renault. It was by no means the last. The collection continued to expand by the year. Today, Paleis Het Loo…

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Classic car park

Classic car park A popular element of the event is the classic car park. Parking is actually not the right name it is more a ” mobile ” museum. Parking is free for every visitor who comes with a classic car. The Classic Car Arena is also a perfect place to finish with a rally….

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Paleis Het Loo

A special setting Although Paleis Het Loo has been a public museum since 1984, the former royal residence remains a very regal setting. Unfortunately, the palace itself is currently closed for major renovations. It is due to reopen to the public in 2021. However, that does not mean that there is nothing to see. Far…

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Pedal Car Race

Pedal Car Race Concours d’Élégance Which young car enthusiast does not dream of becoming the new Max Verstappen? The first step to this dream career can be made during the Pedal Car Race at Concours d’Élégance. The Pedal Car Race is an advance on the Dunlop Classic Sprint, which takes place with prewar cars on…

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Royal fair

Not just cars  Many car shows have stalls stacked high with books about cars, manuals, scale models and brochures. That’s all very nice for car enthusiasts but at the Concours d’Élégance Paleis Het Loo we like to appeal to a wider audience. Our stalls therefore offer a vast range of products, by no means all…

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Who came before you

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The gorgeous Lancia Astura Serie 2 Special Castagna from Ton and Maya Meijer was chosen as Best of Show by the international jury.

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Carrera 2018: A dash to Marrakesh

Adventure with your own classic by central Spain and the Moroccan Desert?

Join us on a trip with Classic Events on the Carrera 2018!

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