Tag: covid-19

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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Royal News March 2021 Photo & Copyright: Kate Gabor/Kungl. Hovstaterna
News, Royal News

Royal News March 2021

Last modified: 5 April 2021 1 March Buckingham Palace today said in a press announcement: “The Duke of Edinburgh was today transferred from King Edward VII’s Hospital to St Bartholomew’s Hospital where doctors will continue to treat him for an infection, as well as undertake testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition. The Duke […]

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A Royal House for Saint Nicholas
News, Other News

A Royal House for Saint Nicholas

The moment all children in the Netherlands yearly are waiting for: the arrival of Saint Nicholas (Sinterklaas he is usually called here). Halfway November he arrives by steamer with his many helpers. While the youngest children think he is really existing, the elder children still shout “Sinterklaas” or “Piet” and are looking forward to all […]

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Dear library
About me, Blog & Me

Dear library

As long as I can remember -certainly 40 years or more – I have been a member of the public library, and for a while even of the library of the university. I started reading at the age of 5 and since books have been my life. Even when I moved from Sneek to Leek, […]

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Waldburg & Rechberg – Marriage in times of Corona
Marriages, News

Waldburg & Rechberg – Marriage in times of Corona

All photos & copyright: Gabi P. Marrying despite of covid-19? Each country, or sometimes even area, has its own rules. While many people have postponed their weddings, others have decided to reduce the amount of guests and continue with the festivities. Also in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, it is possible again to hold church […]

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Updated! Royal News July 2020 © RVD / Wesley de Wit
News, Royal News

Updated! Royal News July 2020

1 July To stay fit at home. In this video Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden and their children Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar tell how. King Felipe VI of Spain and the portuguese president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa reopened the border between Spain and Portugal. It was announced on 30 June that […]

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Cycling through the countryside
About me, Blog & Me

Cycling through the countryside

At the moment it seems I have little time to update the blog. Unlike many people I am working as usual. However in the past, nearly, three months the Covid-19 crisis has had its influence on my life. No fitness centre, no dancing, and if you’re still building up your physical condition after an illness, […]

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No King’s Day 2020 – How to celebrate anyway?
News, Other News

No King’s Day 2020 – How to celebrate anyway?

King’s Day 2020 will be more different than ever. The last time the royal visit on that day (Queen’s Day at the time) was cancelled was in 2001, when because of foot-and-mouth disease the royals couldn’t visit Hoogeveen and Meppel. It was possible to celebrate in some other parts of the country, but the royals […]

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