Tag: The Hague

The Peace Palace
Castles, Travel

The Peace Palace

There has always been war somewhere in the world. It seems to be difficult to live peacefully together. In the course of the 19th and early 20th century the ideal of peace in the world was heard more and more often. Political and religious tensions around the turn of the century made the peace movement […]

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The Palace at the Lange Voorhout
Castles, Travel

The Palace at the Lange Voorhout

Some people visit this place only because since 2002 it houses the permanent M.C. Escher exhibition of the Gemeentemuseum The Hague (Netherlands). However not so long ago this was a royal palace. I must admit I had never been here before and always forgot to visit. But on Saturday I had just over an hour […]

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Hubert de Givenchy – To Audrey with Love
Exhibitions, Travel

Hubert de Givenchy – To Audrey with Love

A real noble and royal surprise this exhibition “Hubert de Givenchy – To Audrey with Love” at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, The Netherlands. By appearance quite similar to the exhibition about Dutch Fashion just over a year ago, this one is totally dedicated to the famous French couturier Hubert de Givenchy (* 1927) and […]

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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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Oops … The Life of a Castleholic 2016
About me, Blog & Me

Oops … The Life of a Castleholic 2016

This afternoon Castleholic‘s Svenja said on Twitter: “I just did the maths for an upcoming post: I visited 19 castles and palaces this year – at what point do you start calling it an addiction?” History of Royal Women‘s Moniek replied: “I visited 42 things, of which 22 were a castle or palace. I am […]

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Summer Opening of Palace Noordeinde 2016
Castles, Travel

Summer Opening of Palace Noordeinde 2016

6 August 2016 See for pictures in the Flickr album In many monarchies the royal palaces are open part of the year or even the whole year around. Palaces where the royals live or work can be visited by everybody who likes it. In the Netherlands that has never been the case until recently. The […]

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