Tag: history

Royal Magazines and TV-Programs
Books & Magazines, Film & TV, Media & Co

Royal Magazines and TV-Programs

There are many magazines and TV-channels that sometimes report about the royals in the world. There are however just very few specialized magazines, not surprisingly they are almost all published in monarchies. But which specialized magazines are around? Unfortunately apart from some English language magazines, most of them are only available in the country itself. […]

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The history of Queen’s and King’s Day 2012
News, Other News

The history of Queen’s and King’s Day

My first Queen’s Day was in 1993 when the Dutch royal family visited Sneek, 2003 a friend and I were in Deventer as far as I remember. The first time I was there as a journalist was in 2004 when they visited Warffum and Groningen. I was there again in 2005 in Scheveningen, 2006 in […]

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Museum Nienoord in Leek – Day of the Castle 2019
Castles, Travel

Museum Nienoord in Leek – Day of the Castle 2019

Whit Monday (the Monday after Pentecost) is a legal holiday in many European Countries. In the Netherlands it is since 2008 also the “Dag van het Kasteel” (Day of the Castle). Many castles and country seats, gardens and ruins are open. Since 2016 also some Belgian and German castles take part. Many of them are […]

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Historical dinner with the Frisian nobility
Media & Co, Meetings

Historical dinner with the Frisian nobility

Update 22 April – it is sold out! Do you have nothing to do on Friday 26 April 2019, you live nearby and you like good food and interesting company? At the 185-year-old Hotel Tjaarda Oranjewoud, near Heerenveen in the Netherlands, a historical four course-dinner is to take place that evening. There still seem to […]

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300 Years Principality of Liechtenstein Copyright: Martin Walser/Liechtenstein Marketing
History, Miscellaneous

300 Years Principality of Liechtenstein

On 23 January 1719 a tiny country was born. The state survived and 300 years later is still one of the few monarchies left in the world. Throughout the year (see their anniversary website) there will be a range of events. People are warmly invited to discover Liechtensteins history and natural scenery in person. Early […]

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The Dutch and their National Anthem
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

The Dutch and their National Anthem

There are probably many countries in the world where the national anthem plays a much bigger role than in the Netherlands. Last week the Dutch politician Sybrand van Haersma Buma (leader of the Christian democrats) said that Dutch children should learn the national anthem again at their schools, and that they should do that standing. […]

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1917. Romanovs & Revolution
Exhibitions, Travel

1917. Romanovs & Revolution

This month, February 2017, it is 100 years ago the February Revolution broke out that led to the end of the monarchy in Russia. On this occasion from 4 February to 17 September 2017 the Hermitage Amsterdam, The Netherlands, organises the exhibition “1917. Romanovs & Revolution”. An exhibition that in October will open in somewhat […]

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Royal Exhibitions at The Hague: Willem I and Máxima
Exhibitions, Travel

Royal Exhibitions at The Hague: Willem I and Máxima

No time during the Royal Gathering conference weekend, so I took an early train to The Hague on Friday to spend the afternoon there shopping and especially visiting exhibitions. At the moment the National Archive (next to the central railway station) shows the exhibition “24 uur met Willem. Koning van Nederland en België” (24 hours […]

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