Tag: The Hague

Willem-Alexander and Máxima have moved to The Hague
News, Other News

Willem-Alexander and Máxima have moved to The Hague

On 13 Januar 2019 King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, with their daughters Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, officially moved in to Palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague. After their marriage in February 2002 Willem-Alexander and Máxima lived at Noordeinde 66 in The Hague for a while. In the Spring […]

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UPDATE 18-11! 6th Royal Gatherings in The Hague Books for sale
Media & Co, Meetings

UPDATE 18-11! 6th Royal Gatherings in The Hague

The European Royal History Journal and Van Hoogstraten for the sixth time (or was it the fifth time?) organized the conference Royal Gatherings in The Hague, The Netherlands, this year. The location was again the Park Hotel in the Molenstraat. The dates were Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November 2018. Exactly 100 years after the […]

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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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A Princess is Born – 31 January 1938 © RVD/Jeroen van der Meyde
Births & Deaths, News

A Princess is Born – 31 January 1938

It was a cold and stormy day. On Monday 31 January 1938, after waiting for many days, the first child of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands was born, just over a year after their marriage. The official communiqué said: HRH Princess Juliana today, the 31st of January 1938 in the morning at […]

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Frans Hoogendoorn – A Royal Couturier
Exhibitions, Travel

Frans Hoogendoorn – A Royal Couturier

Colourful, timesless and elegant, that is how you could describe the designs of Frans Hoogendoorn. Probably not the best known (at least internationally) of the designers of the Dutch royal family, but parallel to the exhibition about Steltman Jewelry he has his own tribute exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. “Frans Hoogendoorn. Een Haags […]

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The Stunning (Royal) Jewels of Steltman A modern tiara
Exhibitions, Travel

The Stunning (Royal) Jewels of Steltman

If you love jewelry and are in the Netherlands between 4 November 2017 and 18 February 2018, you really have to visit the exhibition “Haagse Chic. Steltman. 100 jaar sieraden & zilver” (Hague Chic. Steltman. 100 Years of Jewelry and Silverware) at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. The exhibition is probably not huge, but it […]

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African Servants at the Hague Court
Exhibitions, Travel

African Servants at the Hague Court

At the moment (21 September 2017 to 28 January 2018) there is a small, rather interesting exhibition at the Historical Museum of The Hague: “African Servants at the Hague Court”. In times that many people had never seen a coloured person it was rather fashionable at royal courts and in upper class circles to have […]

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Two Times Palace Noordeinde
Castles, Travel

Two Times Palace Noordeinde

The nice thing about the Noordeinde Palace is, that it is situated in the heart of The Hague, The Netherlands. I have passed it a dozen of times in the past weekend on my way to Booksellers Van Hoogstraten or back to the hotel, or just during a walk in town. A good opportunity for […]

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