Tag: The Hague

The Hall of Orange of Palace Huis ten Bosch Copyright: RVD/Koninklijke Verzamelingen, Den Haag
Castles, Travel

The Hall of Orange of Palace Huis ten Bosch

The news that the Hall of Orange of Palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague would be exceptionally open from 7 September 2015 to 1 November 2015 was very much welcomed by Dutch royalty-watchers and others who would love to have a look. The Palace must have been open to visitors before, in the 1960s […]

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The Glass Coach on Display
Exhibitions, Travel

The Glass Coach on Display

I almost didn’t make it to the second exhibition I wanted to visit after the Hermitage in Amsterdam. On my way to the railway station I was diverted by “Open Tower Day”, and several great towers on my way to the train were open. I did climb the tiny tower of the “Waag”, and made […]

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Royal Gatherings
Media & Co, Meetings

Royal Gatherings

It was pretty clear to anyone who passed the Bookshop Van Hoogstraten in The Hague, The Netherlands, in the weekend of 8 and 9 November 2014. On the occasion of Royal Gatherings II the whole shop window was full of royal books. Normally there is a bit of everything, but because of the weekend the […]

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The King’s Tree at the Noordeinde gardens
Gardens, Travel

The King’s Tree at the Noordeinde gardens

On the occasion of the inthronisation of King Willem-Alexander on 30 April 2013 there was a project by the “Stichting Nationale Boomfeestdag” (Foundation of National Festival of Trees) and the “Koninklijke Bond van Oranjeverenigingen” (Royal Society of Orange Societies). All over the country “koningsbomen” (King’s trees) were planted and Dutch municipalities were stimulated to plant […]

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Dutch Royalty Weekend
Media & Co, Meetings

Dutch Royalty Weekend

Ever heard of the Royalty Weekend in Ticehurst in April? If you couldn’t make it, you’ll have a second chance this year. “The Royal Gatherings Conference” is being held at the Park Hotel near Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, The Netherlands, on 8 and 9 November 2014. The weekend is being organised by the well-known […]

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The engagement of the Prince of Orange and Máxima Zorreguieta Photo by Kaz at Pixabay
Marriages, News

The engagement of the Prince of Orange and Máxima Zorreguieta

The Hague, 30 March 2001 The announcement Queen Beatrix: For me and my husband it is a great joy to announce the engagement of our son Willem-Alexander with Máxima Zorreguieta. We, as parents, are particularly happy with their decision to spend the rest of their lifes together. We have learned to know Máxima as an […]

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Queen Beatrix to Abdicate
News, Other News

Queen Beatrix to Abdicate

Although I knew one day it would happen, it still came as quite a surprise. On Monday 28 January Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands announced that she is to abdicate on 30 April 2013. Just after 5pm I received the message that the Queen would hold a speech on television and that more information about […]

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