National Day at the Royal Palace

Sweden's National Day is traditionally celebrated at the Royal Palace with free admission to the rooms of the palace, its museums, exhibitions and activities.

National Day Celebrations at the Royal Palace

Sweden's National Day will begin with an opening ceremony at 10:00, when The Crown Princess Couple will open the palace gates for a full day featuring free entry to the palace's sights and a packed programme. The palace's state rooms. museums and exhibition will be open until 17:00.

program 6 june

The Palace will be open 10:00–17:00
with free entry

Times for guided tours, concerts and the Royal Guard:

Activities for all ages

The history of the palace dates back many hundreds of years, from mediaeval times to today's official royal residence. On Sweden's national day, you can explore the palace's state rooms, museums and exhibitions by yourself.

The Inner Courtyard will be open. Here, you can meet staff from the Royal Stables who will be exhibiting a classic car and a carriage. There will also be items for sale from the Royal Gift Shop in the courtyard, try on costumes and a presentation of cultural heritage in the form of short talks.

There will also be coronations, costumes and knightings for children.

The photographic exhibition 'King Carl XVI Gustaf – 50 years for Sweden' is on display just outside the Palace.

Logården and the Bernadotte Library

Logården, the palace's waterside gardens, will be open on this day. The North Gate will also be open from Lejonbacken.

Visitors will have the chance to visit the Bernadotte Library, which is not normally open to the public. Tours of the library will be given on the hour on Sweden's National Day.


The National Day celebrations at the palace traditionally include music. The Armed Forces Music Corps will perform in the Outer Courtyard on several occasions during the day, and there will be a concert in the Palace Chapel featuring the Stockholm Student Singers.

Watch the cortège

The Royal Family will leave the Royal Palace at 17:55 in the Royal Stables' horse-drawn carriages. The route will pass along Slottsbacken, Skeppsbron, Norrbro, Strömgatan, Kungsträdgårdsgatan, Berzelii Park, Strandvägen, Djurgården Bridge and Djurgårdsvägen.

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Good locations for watching the cortège include Slottsbacken, Norrbro and Djurgården Bridge.

The Royal Family's programme

The Crown Princess Couple will open the Royal Palace, and Prince Carl Philip will attend the changing of the guard in the Outer Courtyard. The King and Queen will attend at the national day celebration in Strängnäs. In the evening, the Royal Family will attend the celebrations at Skansen.

National Day celebrations at Haga, Drottningholm and Gripsholm Castle.

National Day celebrations will also be held at Drottningholm Palace Park, Haga Park and Gripsholm Castle.

Join in with the National Day celebrations at the Royal Palace on 6 June. There will be free entry on the day to the rooms of the palace and its museums. Photo: Raphael Stecksén/

The Crown Princess Couple will open the palace gates at 10:00, welcoming the public to a full day with free entry to the Royal Palace. Photo: Anna-Lena Ahlström/

There will be various activities for children in the Inner Courtyard, at the Royal Armoury and the Tre Kronor Museum. The programme also includes concerts and special tours. Photo: Raphael Stecksén

There will be special tours of the Bernadotte Library which is not normally open to the public. The East Gate and Logården will also open only for Sweden's National Day. Photo: Alexis Daflos/

Sweden's National Day at the Royal Palace concludes with the Royal Family's cortège leaving the Royal Palace at 17:55 and heading for Skansen. Photo: Jessica Gow