Category: Travel

Russian Easter Eggs
Exhibitions, Travel

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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The King’s Tree at the Noordeinde gardens
Gardens, Travel

The King’s Tree at the Noordeinde gardens

On the occasion of the inthronisation of King Willem-Alexander on 30 April 2013 there was a project by the “Stichting Nationale Boomfeestdag” (Foundation of National Festival of Trees) and the “Koninklijke Bond van Oranjeverenigingen” (Royal Society of Orange Societies). All over the country “koningsbomen” (King’s trees) were planted and Dutch municipalities were stimulated to plant […]

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Dining with the Tsars
Exhibitions, Travel

Dining with the Tsars

If you always have wanted to know how the tsars of Russia dined, you now have the chance to find out. In the Hermitage in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, you can visit the exhibition “Dining with the Tsars”, which can be admired until 1 March 2015. The exhibition opened on 6 September. A must for royalty […]

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A long weekend in Hannover 2014 Palace of Herrenhausen
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A long weekend in Hannover 2014

1-4 August 2014 In 1692 the Duchy of Brunswick and Lüneburg (Braunschweig-Lüneburg) had become an Electorate. A few years later the family that ruled the state even received an higher honour. As of 1689 catholics were no longer allowed to sit on the British throne. The dual monarchs Queen Mary II and her husband William […]

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A Visit to Hannover
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A Visit to Hannover

Hannover (Hanover in English) is a wonderful city in the northern part of Germany. A week ago I spent some days there, but I could easily have stayed for a few more days. Of course I tried to see everything royal, but the city has more to offer. My hotel was very centrally located, just […]

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The Park of Palace Het Loo
Gardens, Travel

The Park of Palace Het Loo

When you have never visited Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, there is probably already enough to see for the visitor in the palace itself and in the gardens. But otherwise I highly recommend the about one hour “Oranjewandeling” (orange walk) through the park behind the gardens. For years visitors of the palace couldn’t […]

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Royal Showpieces at Het Loo
Exhibitions, Travel

Royal Showpieces at Het Loo

The layout of the rooms at Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, doesn’t change too often. Once in a while a new piece of furniture or a painting is added. With Christmas there are Christmas trees and decoration all over the palace … But now five historical rooms of the palace have been emptied […]

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