Tag: carriage

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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What’s your advice to the King?
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

What’s your advice to the King?

After a restoration of five years the Golden Coach of the Dutch royal family is exhibited at the Amsterdam Museum until 27 February 2022. For many years, until the restoration, the carriage was used mainly at the opening of parliament, Prinsjesdag, or on grand occasions. The showpiece of the Dutch monarchy is however also very […]

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Royal News June 2020 Photo: Linda Broström/Kungl. Hovstaterna
News, Royal News

Royal News June 2020

1 June The Bhutanese Royal Court issued several gorgeous photos of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema with their two sons. The name of the second son is to become public in a few days time. The photos were made to commemorate the 30th birthday of the Queen on the 4th of […]

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It’s royal Christmas market time
About me, Blog & Me

It’s royal Christmas market time

When you want to have royal decoration for Christmas you don’t have to look far. Last weekend I visited the Christmas show at a local garden centre and I did see lots and lots of decoration with crowns. Frogs, birds, mice, even the carriage of Cinderella. I already have far too much decoration, so I […]

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The Dutch Crème Calèche
Travel, Travel Tips

The Dutch Crème Calèche

It maybe isn’t the Glass Coach nor the Golden Carriage, but the Crème Calèche certainly is one of the more known carriages in the Royal Stables of the Netherlands. When the Dutch Queen Wilhelmina turned 18 and ascended the throne, her mother, Queen Emma, bought her a new carriage. Queen Emma’s wish was that the […]

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The Magnificent British Gold State Coach
Travel, Travel Tips

The Magnificent British Gold State Coach

Although I have visited London several times over the years, I had never been to the Royal Mews. I can only say: if you have time, just go there. I visited on a very quiet Monday afternoon in May 2017 and really loved my visit. Not a lot of visitors around, so I had all […]

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The Royal Stables of The Hague Inside the complex
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The Royal Stables of The Hague

You might have heard already, but this Summer, as last year, the Noordeinde Palace and the Royal Stables open their gates again. The Palace opened its doors on Saturday 15 July 2017, and the three Saturdays afterwards. Like last year, the tickets were sold out within a day. The Stables can be visited for three […]

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