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Borg Verhildersum – My tour continued
Castles, Travel

Borg Verhildersum – My tour continued

While waiting to be able to post the pictures of two (yes two!) royal weddings in the past weeks, here is another Groninger borg. I went cycling yesterday and passed this beauty, Borg Verhildersum in Leens, that I have visited in the past. My last visit was however quite a few years ago. Unfortunately yesterday […]

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Diana & her garden – Kensington Palace Courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces
Exhibitions, Gardens, Travel

Diana & her garden – Kensington Palace

Photos: Courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces If travelling would be easier nowadays, there is one place I would love to go. I have been in London several times, but there is still something new to discover. I visited Kensington Palace only two years ago, but the recent exhibition and the new statue would have been […]

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The hidden gardens of Charles V
Gardens, Travel

The hidden gardens of Charles V

Some months ago I read an article in a local newspaper online about the hidden gardens of the Grand Hotel Karel V in Utrecht. I totally forgot about it, until I passed the place during my latest visit to the city. I was quite curious, so I decided to have a look. The gardens were […]

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New Plans for the Noordeinde Palace Square
Travel, Travel Tips

New Plans for the Noordeinde Palace Square

I remember thinking during my last visit to The Hague, The Netherlands, last November, that the area in front of the Noordeinde Palace looks a bit shabby. It turns out there were already plans to make changes. Work has started on 15 January and it will likely take a year. There will be more space […]

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An Unusual Royalty Related Statue in The Hague
Travel, Travel Tips

An Unusual Royalty Related Statue in The Hague

Last week Kathleen Van Lierop from Belgium on her blog posted “A new, quirky royal statue” in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Not royal you’d say unless you read the whole story and it turns out the two skeletons are actually two countesses from the Middle Ages returning to their city after 800 years. I thought the statue […]

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The Love of Empress Elisabeth of Austria for Zandvoort
Travel, Travel Tips

The Love of Empress Elisabeth of Austria for Zandvoort

What do Empress Elisabeth of Austria and the Dutch beach resort Zandvoort aan Zee have in common, you’d say? Why is the Empress, nicknamed Sisi, remembered here on the Dutch coast? The Dutch doctor Johann Georg Mezger (1838-1909), whose parents originally were from Württemberg, Germany, studied medicine and graduated in 1868. He specialized in physiotherapy […]

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Some Royal Statues in The Hague
Travel, Travel Tips

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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