Tag: Grote of Jacobijnerkerk

Willem Lodewijk Year 2020
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Willem Lodewijk Year 2020

2020 was going to be the Year of Willem Lodewijk. 400 years after his death Count Willem Lodewijk of Nassau-Dillenburg was to be commemorated in the city of Leeuwarden all year long. This man, who during his lifetime always lived in the shadow of his more famous cousins Maurits and Frederik Hendrik, Princes of Orange […]

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Maria Louise Year 2015 (2) Here Bearn Bilker, Jannewietske de Vries, Fred Crone, surrounded by the Friso brothers (owners of the building).
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Maria Louise Year 2015 (2)

How to open a year to commemorate one of the grandest women in Frisian history? As written earlier 2015 is the The Year of Maria Louise. The official opening of the year on 9 April 2015 took place exactly 250 years after her death in 1765. Maria Louise Princess of Orange and of Nassau, born […]

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Leeuwarden – Once a Royal Residence
Exhibitions, Travel

Leeuwarden – Once a Royal Residence

Once Leeuwarden was a real royal residence, small and unknown, from the late 16th century to 1765, when Princess-Regent Maria Louise died in the city. Just visit the Tourist Information near the railway station and get yourself the Orange-Nassau Walk through the historical city of Leeuwarden to find the traces that are still there. There […]

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