Icons from the National Portrait Gallery

The last of the exhibitions I already visited late September. This exhibition is on display at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden. The exhibition From 11 September 2021 to January 9 2022 the outstanding collection of portraits from the National Portrait Gallery, London, will be on view in Leeuwarden. The exhibition Icons: Masterpieces from the National […]

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The Golden Coach – A precious inauguration present

The most famous carriage in the Dutch royal stables is without doubt the Golden Coach. The Berline was designed and built 1897-1898 by the carriage manufacturer of the brothers Spyker. It was made of teak wood, covered in gold leaf, in Dutch Renaissance style. The coach is decorated with paintings by Nicolaas van der Waay. […]

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Exhibition at Amalienborg – Princess gowns

While my own trip to Denmark this year didn’t happen, a royalty-friend of mine, Wills of Koningsfan.nl, visited the country early July and enjoyed the lovely palaces and exhibitions. She was so kind to send me her gorgeous pictures. She visited the Amalienborg Museum in Copenhagen just in time to enjoy the new summer exhibition […]

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The Fabergé Chamber – A new part of the Amalienborg Museum

If you’ll visit Copenhagen in the (near) future and love jewelry, you shouldn’t only visit Rosenborg Castle, but also Amalienborg Palace. In Christian VII’s Palace there is also a nice royal museum, and that one has been extended with a real Fabergé Chamber. The Chamber opened its doors on 8 February 2020 and on display […]

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Exhibition: Jewels! Glittering at the Russian Court

Before the Russian Revolution in 1917 the Russian Imperial Court was the place to show of your splendid jewelry. The exhibition Jewels! Glittering at the Russian Court at the Hermitage in Amsterdam, The Netherlands makes it painfully clear that many imperial Russian jewels have gone lost. The Romanovs and aristocrates who fled the country took […]

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