Tag: souvenir

Royal stuff to read at Christmas
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Royal stuff to read at Christmas

I can’t say I always like the post, especially not in recent weeks. Today my TV-guide (a paper version) arrived far too late and already three out of seven days I had to figure out elsewhere what was on TV. I of course missed one of my favourite programs on Sunday evening. I had to […]

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Royal souvenirs from the UK
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Royal souvenirs from the UK

London and Windsor are full of places where you can buy royal souvenirs. If you visit castles and palaces, also elsewhere in the country, there are tons of souvenirs. What to buy? Unfortunately it is all terribly expensive. Of course the obvious places in London are the shops of Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace. Tea […]

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Royal souvenirs from London
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Royal souvenirs from London

Do you also have the feeling you always travel with too much luggage? No, I wasn’t going to buy much in London, where I was visiting from 14 to 17 March. I think I left home with only 6 kilos or so, and ended up taking 11 kilos back home. I bought some clothing that […]

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Harry & Meghan: Royal Wedding Souvenirs
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Harry & Meghan: Royal Wedding Souvenirs

Work and health were two of the reasons why I didn’t travel to Windsor for the wedding of Prince Harry of Wales and Meghan Markle. But a week ago I got this lovely package from my Finnish friend Kaija, who went herself. I was absolutely thrilled to receive it. I had so much fun opening […]

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Pre King’s Day Shopping
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Pre King’s Day Shopping

On King’s Day the Dutch like to dress in orange, like with national or international sports events. Orange, more than the colours of the flag red-white-blue, is the national colour. And of course it is also the name of the royal house: House of Orange-Nassau. Orange actually was the Principality of Orange, in the south […]

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Preview – King’s Day in Groningen (1)
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Preview – King’s Day in Groningen (1)

On 27 April the Dutch royal family will celebrate King’s Day in the city of Groningen, where I live. I am not sure yet whether I can be there, because of my health, but I’ll do my best. This morning the weather was lovely, so I decided to go into town to walk the route […]

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125 Years Wilhelmina Peppermints – A Collector’s Item The new box - Copyright: Fortuin Dockum B.V.
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125 Years Wilhelmina Peppermints – A Collector’s Item

The peppermints with the portrait of the young Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands on it is probably the most known peppermint brand of the Netherlands. In 1892 the Dutch sugar confectioner Fortuin Dockum B.V., founded in 1842, created the “Wilhelmina Mints” on the occasion of their 50th anniversary and named them after the 12-year-old Queen […]

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Oranjebeurs in Nijverdal
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Oranjebeurs in Nijverdal

An Oranjebeurs? I will try to explain what it is. A few times a year royal collectors in the Netherlands organize this event in various parts of the Netherlands: Buren, Wassenaar and Nijverdal. It is the place to be for collectors of royal euphemera and memorabilia: plates, cups, tins, postcards, photos, books, coins … just […]

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