Category: Travel

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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Grace Kelly in Apeldoorn
Exhibitions, Travel

Grace Kelly in Apeldoorn

Yesterday I finally went to see the exhibition “Grace Kelly-Princess and Style Icon” at Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. Of course I had been outside when Reigning Prince Albert II of Monaco opened the exhibition on 3 June, but I wasn’t allowed inside. Until 26 October 2014 this unique Grace Kelly exhibition is […]

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The other Soestdijk
Travel, Travel Tips

The other Soestdijk

Groningen? Royal? But yes, the city I live in, in the northeast of the Netherlands surely has some royal connections. There is the Prinsentuin (Prince’s Garden), the renaissance garden of the old princely court with its rose garden, herb garden, berceaus and a sundial. The W and the A for Stadtholder Willem Frederik and his […]

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A Finnish noble buried with the Romanoffs
Churches & Graves, Travel

A Finnish noble buried with the Romanoffs

The churchyard of the pittoresque Church of St Mary near Provender House, Norton, Kent, Great Britain, is truly beautiful. It is small but most interesting. Where you’d expect local residents with British sounding names, you’ll find Scots, a Finnish woman and some Romanoffs. Here you will find the graves of Andrew Alexandervitch Romanoff and his […]

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A real royal tour at Provender House
Castles, Travel

A real royal tour at Provender House

A week ago I was still in England. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t any better than today: quite a lot of rain. Really a pity, as we had planned a visit to Provender House in Norton near Faversham, Kent, in the afternoon. With about 30 people we were to have a guided tour of the house. […]

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Vikings and Sutton Hoo
Exhibitions, Travel

Vikings and Sutton Hoo

Despite of all my visits to London I had never been inside the British Museum. As I thought the present exhibition might be interesting, I decided on Tuesday morning I finally was going to visit the museum. As I didn’t have a pre-ordered ticket for the exhibition, I arrived there soon after the museum had […]

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Where the Queen was born
Travel, Travel Tips

Where the Queen was born

I just spent some days in and around London. On Monday evening a friend and I were walking through the city, when I suddenly saw a street called Bruton Street. The name sounded familiar to me, so I said, wasn’t the Queen born there? I didn’t remember the number, but wondered if there was any […]

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Willem II – King of Art King Willem II of the Netherlands and family
Exhibitions, Travel

Willem II – King of Art

A week ago I visited the exhibition Willem II – Kunstkoning at the Dordrechts Museum in Dordrecht, The Netherlands. The museum managed to bring back an important part of the special art collection of King Willem II of the Netherlands (1792-1849) in one big exhibition on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom […]

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