Tag: Queen Beatrix

Haute Bordure at the Fries Museum Photo & Copyright: Fries Museum, Leeuwarden
Exhibitions, Travel

Haute Bordure at the Fries Museum

The museum will finally be allowed to open its doors on 5 June 2021! Luckily the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, despite of Covid-19 could receive media who want to report about the collection. I managed to make an appointment for Friday 2 April 2021 to see their newest exhibition “Haute Bordure“. Whether you’re […]

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Dutch royal TV in times of crisis © RVD/Jeroen van der Meyde
Film & TV, Media & Co

Dutch royal TV in times of crisis

The Dutch television at the moment rebroadcasts successful old tv-programs, including some royal ones. Unfortunately most of it is in Dutch, but it is worth watching. I hope all is visible abroad, but on Twitter several people said they could see them. “Bezoek aan Drakensteyn” – The 1980 interview with Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus […]

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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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Travelling in Royal Style
Exhibitions, Travel

Travelling in Royal Style

On 4 October 2017 at the Spoorwegmuseum (Railway Museum) in Utrecht, The Netherlands, the exhibition “Vorstelijk Reizen” (Travelling in Royal Style) opened its doors. It is not clear to me how long it will be there, although some places say 2025. Pieces from the collection of the museum show the long history of royals travelling […]

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5 Power Women, 5 Queens in one Exhibition
Exhibitions, Travel

5 Power Women, 5 Queens in one Exhibition

Not one of the most known museums of the Netherlands. But the Museum Jan Cunen in Oss – close to the railway station – turned out to be quite a recommendation. No huge, but lovely, exhibitions, and a beautiful building also. The theme at the moment? Power women. Apart from exhibitions of photographer Micky Hoogendijk […]

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A Royal Dress from the 1980s on Display
Exhibitions, Travel

A Royal Dress from the 1980s on Display

Somewhat of a busy Saturday in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. A friend and I wanted to pay a short visit to the Noordbrabants Museum in this city in the south of the Netherlands. For me the Province of Noord-Brabant is quite a trip. There was another nice exhibition in a city near ‘s-Hertogenbosch, which made it easy to […]

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Ten Years Ago – Beatrix and Laurentien at UMCG
News, Royal Visits

Ten Years Ago – Beatrix and Laurentien at UMCG

On Friday 30 March 2007 Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and her daughter-in-law Princess Laurentien – who wasn’t announced beforehand – attended an international symposium about overweight young children at the UMCG (University Medical Center Groningen) in Groningen, The Netherlands. Close to my own house, so of course I went there to have a look. […]

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Chapeaux! Hats of Queen Beatrix
Exhibitions, Travel

Chapeaux! Hats of Queen Beatrix

In the afternoon of 22 March Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands will open an exhibition of her own hats at Museum Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. “Chapeaux! Hats of Queen Beatrix” shows more than hundred hats the Princess wore as a Queen between 1980 and 2013. The exhibition will be on display from […]

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