Category: Travel

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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States in Friesland: The Dekemastate
Castles, Travel

States in Friesland: The Dekemastate

Just south of the city of Leeuwarden, Province of Friesland, very close to the Martenastate, you’ll find the Dekemastate in the village of Jelsum. The former noble estate nowadays is a museum. The Dekemastate is one of the oldest castles in Friesland, dating back to the 14th century, when it was built as a defendable […]

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