Tag: art

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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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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What to see in Liechtenstein? Vaduz Winery
Travel, Travel Tips

What to see in Liechtenstein?

More than 15 years ago I travelled to Liechtenstein to enjoy their national day, Staatsfeiertag, on 15 August 2003. It was a good opportunity to have a look around. I just spent enough days there to enjoy the national day and a few tourist attractions. I would love to go back and have another look […]

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Willem-Alexander Opens Art Exhibition in Groningen
News, Royal Visits

Willem-Alexander Opens Art Exhibition in Groningen

Lots of royal visitors for the Province of Groningen lately. King’s Day, Princess Laurentien at Children’s Council meeting and on 25 May King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands opened the exhibition “Avant-garde in Groningen. De Ploeg 1918-1928” at the Groninger Museum in the city of Groningen. After the state visit to Luxembourg, that ended in the […]

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The Princessehof – Reopening of a 100-year old Museum Princessehof
Castles, Travel

The Princessehof – Reopening of a 100-year old Museum

On 9 October 2017 the Princessehof (court of the Princess) in Leeuwarden – also known as the National Museum of Ceramics – closed its doors for renovation. Actually the renovation already started before the Autumn, but parts of the museum were open as long as possible. The reopening will be on 2 December 2017. Just […]

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5 Power Women, 5 Queens in one Exhibition
Exhibitions, Travel

5 Power Women, 5 Queens in one Exhibition

Not one of the most known museums of the Netherlands. But the Museum Jan Cunen in Oss – close to the railway station – turned out to be quite a recommendation. No huge, but lovely, exhibitions, and a beautiful building also. The theme at the moment? Power women. Apart from exhibitions of photographer Micky Hoogendijk […]

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Borgs and City Palaces in Groningen
Exhibitions, Travel

Borgs and City Palaces in Groningen

Once there were about 200 stone houses and borgs (a borg is the Groninger word for castle) the Dutch Province of Groningen. Many of the borgs were started as a stone house in the 13th and 14th century. As stone was expensive only the rich people could afford it. The stone house most of the […]

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