Do you also have the feeling you always travel with too much luggage? No, I wasn’t going to buy much in London, where I was visiting from 14 to 17 March. I think I left home with only 6 kilos or so, and ended up taking 11 kilos back home. I bought some clothing that […]
No Koningsdag (King’s Day) for me this year, unlike 2018 when they visited my home town of Groningen. I will watch TV this year. However I did visit Amersfoort on the last day of March to have a look at the route of the royal family. I was accompanied by a long time friend from […]
Via Buckingham Palace the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Thursday announced (just for the record: no announcement about where and how): The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby. Their […]
So often I had thought when seeing pictures again, I should finally visit the Royal Greenhouses at Laeken Castle, Brussels, Belgium. However for me Brussels is at least a five-hour train ride, so it is not something you’d really like to do in one day. And unfortunately the Greenhouses are only open three weeks a […]
London and Windsor are full of places where you can buy royal souvenirs. If you visit castles and palaces, also elsewhere in the country, there are tons of souvenirs. What to buy? Unfortunately it is all terribly expensive. Of course the obvious places in London are the shops of Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace. Tea […]
What would you do when you’re one of the most known royalty-watchers of the Netherlands and after many, many Queen’s and King’s Days elsewhere in the country, the royal family finally comes to your home town? Oscar Meijer from Amersfoort became especially known, because for years he offered Queen Beatrix liquorice at Queen’s Day. Being […]
Update 22 April – it is sold out! Do you have nothing to do on Friday 26 April 2019, you live nearby and you like good food and interesting company? At the 185-year-old Hotel Tjaarda Oranjewoud, near Heerenveen in the Netherlands, a historical four course-dinner is to take place that evening. There still seem to […]
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