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Dutch photosession in Amsterdam Copyright: RVD
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Dutch photosession in Amsterdam

On Friday afternoon 4 November 2022 King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and their three daughters the Princess of Orange (Amalia), Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane posed for photos in the New Church in Amsterdam. At the moment the exhibition “De eeuw van Juliana” (The Century of Juliana) is on display there. For […]

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Juliana-Bus on Tour
Exhibitions, Travel

Juliana-Bus on Tour

It seems to be the year of the Queen Juliana exhibitions in the Netherlands. After having visited Juliana – A Life in Dolls at the Borg Verhildersum in Leens on 30 April, there is another Juliana-exhibition on my to-do list this year. From Saturday 15 October 2022 to 10 April 2023 the Nieuwe Kerk in […]

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The wedding of Willem-Alexander and Máxima in Amsterdam photo & copyright: Netty Leistra
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The wedding of Willem-Alexander and Máxima in Amsterdam

Last modified: 10 December 2012 Amsterdam, Saturday, 2 February 2002 The program 10.15-10.45: Civil wedding conducted by Mr Job Cohen, mayor of the City of Amsterdam, in the Beurs van Berlage. The ceremony is attended by family members, government representatives and invited guests from the municipality of Amsterdam, the provinces and other parts of the […]

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The wedding of Willem-Alexander and Máxima – Pre-wedding activities photo & copyright: Netty Leistra
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The wedding of Willem-Alexander and Máxima – Pre-wedding activities

Last modified: 10 December 2012 The wedding interview, 18 January 2002 Walking through the park of Palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague Willem-Alexander Prince of Orange, his fiancée Máxima Zorreguieta and their interviewers Maartje van Weegen and Paul Witteman stopped near the pond where the prince asked his girlfriend to marry him. Willem-Alexander said […]

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The Golden Coach – A precious inauguration present
Exhibitions, Travel

The Golden Coach – A precious inauguration present

The most famous carriage in the Dutch royal stables is without doubt the Golden Coach. The Berline was designed and built 1897-1898 by the carriage manufacturer of the brothers Spyker. It was made of teak wood, covered in gold leaf, in Dutch Renaissance style. The coach is decorated with paintings by Nicolaas van der Waay. […]

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The Golden Coach on display
Exhibitions, Travel

The Golden Coach on display

I visited some lovely exhibitions already in September, but I have suddenly been so busy with wedding reports, travelling and other stuff, that I haven’t found the time yet to post about it. If you make it to Amsterdam there is not only The wedding dress of Queen Máxima in the New Church that you […]

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The wedding dress of Queen Máxima photo & copyright: Evert Elzinga
Exhibitions, Travel

The wedding dress of Queen Máxima

Now the covid-19 pandemic seems to have come to an halt (at least for now), also new exhibitions are being opened. In the past two weeks I visited no less than three exhibitions. Two were in Amsterdam, one in Leeuwarden, all here in the Netherlands. It was a real joy being able to travel and […]

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Keep the Hermitage open
Exhibitions, Travel

Keep the Hermitage open

Over the years I have visited a lot of exhibitions at the Hermitage in Amsterdam. The museum was opened on 19 June 2009 by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Russian president Dmitri Medvedev. Also Medvedevs wife was present, as well as Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima, which shows how important the opening was. […]

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