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Some Royal Statues in The Hague
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Some Royal Statues in The Hague

For a change I took a different route through The Hague, The Netherlands yesterday. I walked back from the Gemeentemuseum to the city centre, passing the gymnasium Amalia, Princess of Orange, visits since one and a half year, the Peace Palace … Finally I reached the Noordeinde, which of course is familiar with its royal […]

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Winter Palace Het Loo
Exhibitions, Travel

Winter Palace Het Loo

A must see is “Winter Paleis Het Loo” (Winter Palace Het Loo) at Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. Usually in the last two weeks of December and the first week of January Christmas decoration is all over the palace. This year the event is being held from 17 December 2016 to 8 January […]

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Summer Opening of Palace Noordeinde 2016
Castles, Travel

Summer Opening of Palace Noordeinde 2016

6 August 2016 See for pictures in the Flickr album In many monarchies the royal palaces are open part of the year or even the whole year around. Palaces where the royals live or work can be visited by everybody who likes it. In the Netherlands that has never been the case until recently. The […]

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Winterpalace Het Loo
Exhibitions, Travel

Winterpalace Het Loo

I admit I am to blame myself! I missed part of the Christmas exhibition at Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, on Saturday. A tiny part, but anyway … It had been a very busy week, so I did receive the press announcement about it and had just a very quick look at it, […]

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The Hall of Orange of Palace Huis ten Bosch Copyright: RVD/Koninklijke Verzamelingen, Den Haag
Castles, Travel

The Hall of Orange of Palace Huis ten Bosch

The news that the Hall of Orange of Palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague would be exceptionally open from 7 September 2015 to 1 November 2015 was very much welcomed by Dutch royalty-watchers and others who would love to have a look. The Palace must have been open to visitors before, in the 1960s […]

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The Golden Carriage at Het Loo
Exhibitions, Travel

The Golden Carriage at Het Loo

I was going to post this earlier, but somehow waited until today. If you want to see the Golden Carriage yourself at Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands, you’ve got only one day left, 6 September 2015. Before heading to a birthday on 29 August 2015 I spent a few wonderful hours at […]

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Apeldoorn – Sisi and Het Oude Loo
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Apeldoorn – Sisi and Het Oude Loo

Don’t be surprised if one of the first things you see when entering the grounds of Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn is a peacock. They walk around in the stables area, and if you’re lucky they show you their lovely colours. I visited the palace a week ago to see the exhibition “Sisi, sprookje & […]

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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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