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The State Glass Berline
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The State Glass Berline

On 10 January 1967 Princess Margriet of the Netherlands married Pieter van Vollenhoven. In its stables Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, presents the State Glass Berline that was used on this occasion from 10 January 2017 to 4 June 2017. The carriage is still in use, like on Prince’s Day, the third Tuesday […]

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Diamonds are Forever
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Diamonds are Forever

Some weeks a friend and I visited the Diamond Museum in Amsterdam. From royalty-watchers I had heard that it was great. The museum is located in a 17th century villa between the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum and was rather easy to find. The only European Diamond Museum (at the moment as Antwerpen will […]

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The Dutch Royal Barge
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The Dutch Royal Barge

Just over 200 years ago the new King Willem I of the Netherlands wished for himself a royal barge, at the time a ‘must have’ if you were a European monarch. The 21-year-old architect Cornelis Jan Glavimans designed the barge and between 1816 and 1818 the royal barge was constructed at the Navy shipyard in […]

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Some Royal Statues in The Hague
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Some Royal Statues in The Hague

For a change I took a different route through The Hague, The Netherlands yesterday. I walked back from the Gemeentemuseum to the city centre, passing the gymnasium Amalia, Princess of Orange, visits since one and a half year, the Peace Palace … Finally I reached the Noordeinde, which of course is familiar with its royal […]

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The Doulton Fountain in Glasgow
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The Doulton Fountain in Glasgow

There is an equestrian statue of Queen Victoria in George Square in Glasgow, but as I haven’t found a pictures of it in my collection, I likely didn’t see it or didn’t take a photo when I visited the city in 2006. But I did see another statue of Victoria in the city. The fact […]

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The Royal Yacht Britannia
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The Royal Yacht Britannia

“The Royal Yacht Britannia has had its most successful year since first opening to the public 18 years ago.” several newspapers wrote today. The old royal yacht that was used for more than 40 years until it was decommissioned in 1997, attracted almost 350,000 people in 2016. The Britannia nowadays can be visited in Leith, […]

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Quick Glance at Royal Apeldoorn
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Quick Glance at Royal Apeldoorn

Often I walk from the railway station of Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, to Palace Het Loo. Normally a walk of about half an hour I’d say. I don’t have a car, nor do I have a driving-licence, so I usually travel by train and/or bus. On Saturday morning I had more than enough time to take […]

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