This year the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken open their doors from 15 April to 8 May 2022. Like 2021 the smaller, elongated greenhouses can be visited. During the day visitors can choose between a long route (2,5 hours) or a short route (1,5 hours). The long route starts with a walk through the gardens of […]
At the start of a wonderful wedding day in Bückeburg, Germany on Saturday – a report with lots of photos will follow – I enjoyed a morning stroll in the park and on the palace square of Bückeburg Palace, residence of the princely family zu Schaumburg-Lippe. It was still pretty cold and foggy, which especially […]
Photos: Courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces If travelling would be easier nowadays, there is one place I would love to go. I have been in London several times, but there is still something new to discover. I visited Kensington Palace only two years ago, but the recent exhibition and the new statue would have been […]
Sunday morning it was rather cold, but sunny. When having a quick walk through the garden of Palace Noordeinde in The Hague, The Netherlands, I noticed the beautiful light as the sun was shining through the trees. I was lucky to have my camera with me. The gardens are only open during daytime.
So often I had thought when seeing pictures again, I should finally visit the Royal Greenhouses at Laeken Castle, Brussels, Belgium. However for me Brussels is at least a five-hour train ride, so it is not something you’d really like to do in one day. And unfortunately the Greenhouses are only open three weeks a […]
During my recent visit to Windsor I of course wanted to have a look at the Long Walk. Me and the friend who accompanied me were too tired for a long walk after our Windsor Castle visit. However we were quite interested to see whether we could see Frogmore Cottage, the future house of the […]
Some months ago I read an article in a local newspaper online about the hidden gardens of the Grand Hotel Karel V in Utrecht. I totally forgot about it, until I passed the place during my latest visit to the city. I was quite curious, so I decided to have a look. The gardens were […]
Last weekend my parents took me to a place I hadn’t been anymore for nearly 30 years, but which we visited several times when I was a child. A place with a royal history. We have to go back to the year 1676 when Albertine Agnes – daughter of Frederik Prince of Orange and his […]