Once again I went on vacation with my friends Erik and Mirjam. We stayed in London during the first five days of May 2017. Of course we were keen on […]
Some weeks ago I was in the library here in town and saw a nice looking travel book: Ron Moerenhout – Laatste boot naar Sint-Helena (Last boat to Saint Helena), […]
How many streets do you know that have the name of a royal? There is hardly a city or village in the Netherlands without streets named after either modern or […]
And I am of course curious why. Up to three answers allowed.
King’s Day, 27 April: when some of my colleagues – royalty journalists – follow the Dutch royals closely today, during their visit to Tilburg, and many other Dutch people celebrate […]
I actually never thought for a second about it. But once when visiting a castle I walked down the stairs with someone who had grown up visiting castles of family […]
Recently I inherited three commemorative plates. They are rather old but still in an almost perfect state. Online I found a bit more information about them. I wonder how much […]
Nothing is worse than already having booked hotel and train/plane in advance of a wedding, and then new details come to light. It actually happened to me almost ten years […]
Last week I really started to feel old. Someone posted an article on Twitter with the title “Remember When Prince William Was a Superhot Teen Idol?” Yes, I do remember, […]
At least I hope so. But someone tried out yesterday and it seems to work again. Guess I had overdone the settings for commenting on this blog a bit. Had […]
I started my website in October 1998. At the time I was in between two studies and certainly didn’t lack any time. A friend of mine, who had recently started […]
When you think that being a royalty journalist is always a relaxed profession, you are quite wrong. Today was one of these Fridays again, although luckily just for a short […]
The peppermints with the portrait of the young Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands on it is probably the most known peppermint brand of the Netherlands. In 1892 the Dutch sugar […]
There are probably many countries in the world where the national anthem plays a much bigger role than in the Netherlands. Last week the Dutch politician Sybrand van Haersma Buma […]
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