Category: Travel

Autumn walk around the Epema State
Gardens, Travel

Autumn walk around the Epema State

Around this time of the year it is wonderful to walk around in a wood or a park. With my mother I enjoyed a stroll through the park around the Epema State in IJsbrechtum, The Netherlands, on Sunday. It wasn’t really sunny, but we were surrounded by lots of autumn colours and mushrooms.

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Crown Princesses at the Koldinghus Photo: Jens Peter Engedal / Kongernes Samling
Exhibitions, Travel

Crown Princesses at the Koldinghus

When going through my articles of the past months, I noticed I have forgotten to tell you about the wonderful exhibition “Mary & Kronprinsesserne” (Mary & the Crown Princesses) that can be visited at the Koldinghus in Kolding, Denmark, until 30 December 2022. The exhibition was opened by Crown Princess Mary herself, accompanied by Crown […]

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A Queen’s Jewellery Box
Exhibitions, Travel

A Queen’s Jewellery Box

If there is one thing you should see at the moment when visiting Copenhagen, Denmark, these days, it certainly is the exhibition “A Queen’s Jewellery Box. 50 years on the throne told through jewellery” at the Amalienborg Museum in Christian VIII’s Palace. The exhibition opened in January 2022 and can be visited until 23 October […]

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Noordeinde Palace – Funny details
Castles, Travel

Noordeinde Palace – Funny details

The Noordeinde Palace in The Hague is an old palace with some modern twists. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands had the palace renovated before starting using it in 1984. Unlike her ancestors she used the palace as a working palace. Over the years she collected art by especially Dutch artists in the palace. In one […]

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The Mauritshuis in The Hague
Castles, Travel

The Mauritshuis in The Hague

When someone mentions the Mauritshuis in The Hague in a royal context, it is most of the time because of royal visitors, or because of its collection of art. But a long time ago the building used to be a royal residence. Recently I passed the building, that is celebrating its 200th anniversary of a […]

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Sofiero – A royal summer residence
Castles, Travel

Sofiero – A royal summer residence

A day after arriving in Copenhagen, Denmark, the weather was quite good. Not knowing what it would be like later that week, I decided to head straight out of the country. I hadn’t been in Sweden since June 2010. Actually Helsingborg is only a nearly one hour train ride to Helsingør (Elsinore) and a rather […]

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Crown Princess Mary 1972-2022 at Frederiksborg
Exhibitions, Travel

Crown Princess Mary 1972-2022 at Frederiksborg

The exhibition “H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary 1972-2022” in the Great Hall at the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, Denmark, already opened on 4 February 2022 and will only be on display until 31 August 2022. Description The exhibition on the occasion of the 50th birthday of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark […]

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After three years – A visit to the Noordeinde Palace
Castles, Travel

After three years – A visit to the Noordeinde Palace

Finally, after three years the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, The Netherlands, opened its doors again this summer. Starting on 23 July both the palace and the mews are open on four Saturdays. Tickets If you are still thinking of buying a ticket: unfortunately once again it is sold out already. I managed to get […]

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Ship ahoy! 90 years Dannebrog
Exhibitions, Travel

Ship ahoy! 90 years Dannebrog

Of all the royal exhibitions this year, “DANNEBROG – Kongeskib i 90 år” (DANNEBROG – A Royal Yacht turns 90) at the M/S Museet for Søfart (Maritime Museum of Denmark) probably got the least publicity. Unfortunately, as it is really worth a visit. And even more so, it is just a few steps away from […]

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The King’s daughter – Leonora Christina
Exhibitions, Travel

The King’s daughter – Leonora Christina

Exhibition Until 7 August 2022 a small but interesting exhibition can be visited at Frederiksborg Castle about a Danish king’s daughter: “Leonora Christina 400 years – a voice of Danish history”. You can find it near the castle shop on the ground floor. Most portraits painted during her lifetime are in the possession of the […]

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