Tag: Queen Juliana

Juliana-Bus on Tour
Exhibitions, Travel

Juliana-Bus on Tour

It seems to be the year of the Queen Juliana exhibitions in the Netherlands. After having visited Juliana – A Life in Dolls at the Borg Verhildersum in Leens on 30 April, there is another Juliana-exhibition on my to-do list this year. From Saturday 15 October 2022 to 10 April 2023 the Nieuwe Kerk in […]

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Juliana – A Life in Dolls
Exhibitions, Travel

Juliana – A Life in Dolls

Once upon the time there was a little Princess … or wait, she wasn’t even born yet. Her grandmother Queen Mother Emma and her mother Queen Wilhelmina already received dolls regularly when travelling through the Netherlands. So when Wilhelmina, after several miscarriages, finally again fell pregnant in 1908, the Dutch people were delighted. Already on […]

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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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Haute Bordure at the Fries Museum
Exhibitions, Travel

Haute Bordure at the Fries Museum

Let’s hope museums can open their doors soon again. They have been forced to close their doors here in the Netherlands because of Covid-19 on 15 December 2020. Honestly I think the museums and many people can’t wait until they open again. There is one exhibition I particularly hope to visit soon, as it is […]

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A royal visit to Groningen in 1937
History, Miscellaneous

A royal visit to Groningen in 1937

My British royalty-friend Bobby Golden lately sent me a small article about a “royal” visit to my city Groningen in January 1937. A day after the wedding of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard in The Hague Major and Lady May Abel Smith headed for Groningen on a mission connected to another big event that year. […]

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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 state visit of Queen Juliana to Indonesia 1971 Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta. Photo from Pixabay.
News, Royal Visits

The state visit of Queen Juliana to Indonesia 1971

On 9 March 2020 King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands arrived in Indonesia for a state visit, that will end on 13 March 2020. Because of the colonial past – Indonesia was once a Dutch colony – the visit will be a sensitive one with some tensions. That wasn’t different in 1995 when […]

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