National Day at the Royal Palace

Welcome to the traditional Sweden's National Day celebrations at the Royal Palace on 6 June. A full day with free entry to all the attractions at the Palace, with exhibitions, activities and plenty of music.


The Nation Day celebrations at the Royal Palace and Haga Park are cancelled.

The royal palaces will close temporarily

In connection with the current situation regarding the spread of the new coronavirus, HM The King has decided that public operations at the royal palaces should be closed temporarily, read more.

This decision applies until further notice, depending on ongoing developments.

Pre-booked tickets for entry, tours and programme activities during the period of closure will be refunded.

National Day Celebrations at the Royal Palace

Sweden's National Day is celebrated yearly at the Royal Palace of Stockholm and begins with an opening ceremony at 10:00. Members from the Royal Family will open the Palace’s gates and welcome visitors to the National Day event featuring free entry to the palace's sights and the full programme for the day. The palace's state rooms, museums and exhibitions will be open until 17:00.

The program for the day will be published in menu Calender.

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 and museums by yourself.

The Inner Courtyard will be open, with coffee being served and items from the Royal Gift Shop for sale. Here, you can also meet staff from the Royal Stables who will be exhibiting a classic car and a carriage.

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


Take the opportunity to see the palace's exhibitions – the drawing exhibition in Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities and the permanent exhibition about the royal orders in the Royal Apartments.

Logården will be open

Logården, the palace's waterside gardens, will be open on this day until 15:00. The North Gate will also be open from Lejonbacken.


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 are usually concerts in the Palace Chapel featuring the Stockholm Student Singers and the Junior Academy Music School.

See the Royal Family's cortège

The Royal Family leaves the Palace at 17:55 in cortège with horse-drawn gala carriage from the Royal Stables, en route to Skansen.

National Day celebrations at Haga and Drottningholm

National Day celebrations will also be held at Drottningholm Palace Park and Haga Park. The programmes will be published in menu Calender.

Top image: Raphael Stecksén/

Join in with the National Day celebrations at the Royal Palace on 6 June. Photo: Raphael Stecksén/

The Royal Family’s cortège leaves the Palace at 17:55 via the Outer Courtyard and Slottsbacken, en route to Skansen. Photo: Jessica Gow

There will also be National Day celebrations in Haga Park, arranged by the Royal Swedish Opera, the City of Solna and the Royal Court. Photo: Jens Lindhe

The National Day celebrations in Drottningholm Palace Park is arranged by Ekerö Municipality, Drottningholm Palace Theatre and the Royal Court of Sweden. Photo: Gomer Swahn


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The Royal Palace is open daily. Stroll on your own or join the guided tours. There are also activity trails for children.

Events such as theme days and celebrations will be announced in menu Calender.

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