Tag: The Hague

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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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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Royal Gatherings – A Royal Conference in The Hague Bobby Golden and me
Media & Co, Meetings

Royal Gatherings – A Royal Conference in The Hague

Sorry, because September and October had been so busy I hadn’t prepared any posts for the blog. And I didn’t have time in the days before leaving for Royal Gatherings 2017 in The Hague, The Netherlands (the fifth edition already), anymore either. So you had to do without my writing for a few days. But […]

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Royal The Hague
Travel, Travel Tips

Royal The Hague

In the weekend of 4 and 5 November the yearly Royal Gatherings in The Hague, organized by the European Royal History Journal and Booksellers Van Hoogstraten, is being held again. Most tourists visiting the Netherlands go straight to Amsterdam. The Hague is not really on the list of many people. But for us royalty watchers […]

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Royal Gatherings V The Hague – 4 & 5 November 2017
Media & Co, Meetings

Royal Gatherings V The Hague – 4 & 5 November 2017

In the weekend of 4 and 5 November 2017 the fifth Royal Gatherings will be organized in the Park Hotel in The Hague, The Netherlands, by the European Royal History Journal and Booksellers Van Hoogstraten in The Hague. The list of lectures thus far: Robert Golden – British Royal photographs Kees van der Leer – […]

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When should you wear a hat or fascinator?
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

When should you wear a hat or fascinator?

When a few months ago King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands celebrated his 50th birthday, he had invited 150 ordinary Dutch people for dinner in the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. A lady, who actually was seated next to the king, wore a rather large hat. I am not quite sure whether these special guests received any […]

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The Royal Stables of The Hague Inside the complex
Travel, Travel Tips

The Royal Stables of The Hague

You might have heard already, but this Summer, as last year, the Noordeinde Palace and the Royal Stables open their gates again. The Palace opened its doors on Saturday 15 July 2017, and the three Saturdays afterwards. Like last year, the tickets were sold out within a day. The Stables can be visited for three […]

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