Free entry to Drottningholm Palace and boat tour of Lake Mälaren

Drottningholm Palace & Boat Tour

  • Drottningholm Palace & Boat Tour Stockholm
  • Drottningholm Palace & Boat Tour Stockholm
  • Drottningholm Palace & Boat Tour Stockholm
  • Drottningholm Palace & Boat Tour Stockholm

Stockholm Pass Benefits:

Free entry to Drottningholm Palace and boat tour of Lake Mälaren
Normal Price: Adult: SEK 350; Child (6-15): SEK 175

Take a boat trip through Lake Mälaren to visit Drottningholm Palace to see one of Stockholm’s most impressive historic and UNESCO World Heritage sites; a magnificent  palace and royal gardens. Enjoy a visit at Drottningholm Palace after a short hour cruise down Lake Mälaren from the city centre.

Cruise duration 60 minutes each way.


  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Drottningholm Palace
  • Palace Gardens

Did you know:

- The Drottningholm Palace style and architecture was inspired by 17th and 18th French models such as the Chateau de Versailles

- The Palace was awarded a UNSECO World Heritage status in 1991

- The parterres situated at the palace´s water front are a reconstruction of those from 1723

Things to see:

Guided Tour of the Palace
Visitors can walk through thep alace´s magnificent saloons from the 17th, 18th century to learn more about the Kings and Queens who have lived there over the centuries. Drottningholm Palace was built during the 17th century, by Queen Hedvig Eleonora and has survived to be one of the most wellpreserved  palaces in Sweden, and is still used today as Their Majesties the King and Queens permanent recidens.

Drottningholm Palace Opening Hours: 
31 Dec - 31 March: Sat-Sun 12.00 - 15.30
April: Daily 11.00 - 15.30
May - Sept: Daily 10.00 - 16.30
October: Fri-Sun 11.00 - 15.30
Nov - 10 Dec: Sat - Sun 12.00 - 15.30
Drottningholm Palace may close fully or partly in conjunction with official receptions of His Majesty the King.

Please note: The palace will be closed June 4-13

The guided tours at Drottningholm Palace costs SEK 30 extra and can be purchased at the ticket office in the  Palace.

Boat trip to Drottningholm Palace
The best way to get to Drottningholm Palace on a cruise through the scenic Lake Mälaren from Stadshusbron in the inner city of Stockholm. The trip to Drottningholm takes about one hour, so sit back and enjoy the stunning views as you cruise down the picturesque landscape and waters.

Please click here to see Drottningholm Palace Boat tour schedule for 2018

Drottningholm Palace Gardens
In addition to the majestic palace, Drottningholm also offers a unique range of gardens and beautiful surrondings. Stroll around the stunning baroque garden, designed by the palace architects Tessin.

Note: Tour run by Strömma Kanalbolaget. To go on a sightseeing tour by boat you will need to pick up your free ticket at the Strömma ticket booth at the dock where the tour departures from. You are not able to pre-book tours with the Stockholm Pass.

If the ticket booth is closed please go directly to the boat and show your valid Stockholm Pass to the staff onboard. Subject to availability.

During the summer it is a good idea to visit the ticket booth early the same day to collect your sightseeing tour ticket. Sometimes there are a lot of visitors and some tours may be full during the high season.
If you do not get a ticket to one of the tours you hade planned you can ask for tickets to the next tour the same day.

see the: full list of attractions included

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Stadshusbron, Stockholm


+46-8-587 140 00