Category: Exhibitions

Royal Exhibitions at The Hague: Willem I and Máxima
Exhibitions, Travel

Royal Exhibitions at The Hague: Willem I and Máxima

No time during the Royal Gathering conference weekend, so I took an early train to The Hague on Friday to spend the afternoon there shopping and especially visiting exhibitions. At the moment the National Archive (next to the central railway station) shows the exhibition “24 uur met Willem. Koning van Nederland en België” (24 hours […]

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The Golden Carriage at Het Loo
Exhibitions, Travel

The Golden Carriage at Het Loo

I was going to post this earlier, but somehow waited until today. If you want to see the Golden Carriage yourself at Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands, you’ve got only one day left, 6 September 2015. Before heading to a birthday on 29 August 2015 I spent a few wonderful hours at […]

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Apeldoorn – Sisi and Het Oude Loo
Exhibitions, Travel

Apeldoorn – Sisi and Het Oude Loo

Don’t be surprised if one of the first things you see when entering the grounds of Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn is a peacock. They walk around in the stables area, and if you’re lucky they show you their lovely colours. I visited the palace a week ago to see the exhibition “Sisi, sprookje & […]

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Leeuwarden – Once a Royal Residence
Exhibitions, Travel

Leeuwarden – Once a Royal Residence

Once Leeuwarden was a real royal residence, small and unknown, from the late 16th century to 1765, when Princess-Regent Maria Louise died in the city. Just visit the Tourist Information near the railway station and get yourself the Orange-Nassau Walk through the historical city of Leeuwarden to find the traces that are still there. There […]

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The Glass Coach on display
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The Glass Coach on display

I almost didn’t make it to the second exhibition I wanted to visit after the Hermitage in Amsterdam. On my way to the railway station I was diverted by “Open Tower Day”, and several great towers on my way to the train were open. I did climb the tiny tower of the “Waag”, and made […]

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Alexander, Napoléon and Joséphine in the Hermitage
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Alexander, Napoléon and Joséphine in the Hermitage

Yesterday I toured half of the Netherlands to see two royalty related exhibitions. The first was in the Hermitage in Amsterdam. On Friday 27 March 2015 Prince Nicolas Romanoff and Count Alexandre Colonna-Walewski opened the exhibition “Alexander, Napoleon & Josephine. A Story of Friendship, War & Art from the Hermitage”. Another highly interesting royalty related […]

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Russian Easter Eggs
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Russian Easter Eggs

Thanks to two befriended Dutch royalty-watchers I just happened NOT to miss a great exhibition in the Drents Museum in Assen, a Dutch town less than 20 minutes by train from my hometown. Apart from an exhibition about the Russian painter Kazimir Malevich (sorry, not really of my interest) they also had a wonderful exhibition […]

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The Secret of Dresden
Exhibitions, Travel

The Secret of Dresden

On Friday 12 December Queen Máxima of the Netherlands opened the exhibition “Het Geheim van Dresden. Van Rembrandt tot Canaletto” (The Secret of Dresden. From Rembrandt to Canaletto) in the Groninger Museum in Groningen, in the northeast of the Netherlands. I had been looking forward to the opening, also because the museum usually has wonderful […]

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