The Great Liao – A Forgotten Dynasty from Inner Mongolia

A long time ago, between 907 and 1125 a great dynasty reigned over what is nowadays Mongolia and even parts of the Russian Far East, northern Korea and northern China. Lead by Abaoji they became a superpower in East Asia with an empire covering an area of more than 4,000 kilometres. After a few conflicts […]

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The Last Days of the Romanovs – A Pierre Gilliard Photo Exhibition

When I heard about this exhibition I really wanted to see it. As I heard it wasn’t really a big one, I decided to do a tour and visited exhibitions in Dordrecht, Delft and The Hague last week. From 4 March to 11 June 2017 the Photomuseum in The Hague shows the exhibition: “Pierre Gilliard. […]

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Exotic Wall-Hangings for Palace Huis ten Bosch

Some new exhibitions in the Southwest of the Netherlands made me go on another trip this weekend. The first exhibition I visited was opened by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands on 18 February 2017. At the Dordrechts Museum in Dordrecht she opened the exhibition: Koninklijk Paradijs – Aert Schouman en de verbeelding van de natuur […]

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2007 – The Birth of Princess Ariane of The Netherlands

Joy in the Netherlands when on 10 April 2007 the third daughter of Willem-Alexander, the Prince of Orange, and his wife Princess Máxima of the Netherlands was born. Princess Máxima was admitted to the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague at 3.45pm on 10 April to await the birth of her third child. Half an hour […]

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