Koninklijk reizen – twee interessante tours

Vakantietips voor degenen die nog niets geboekt hebben … Thüringen Oranje kenner Bearn Bilker neemt ons mee naar zijn geliefde Thüringen. Uit Thüringen stammen vele grote componisten, beeldende kunstenaars, denkers en wetenschappers die de Duitse zowel als de West-Europese cultuur, in hoge mate beïnvloed en zelfs gevormd hebben. Maar ook ons huidige vorstenhuis heeft vele […]

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Beyond the obvious – What to see in London?

After having been in London several times, you’d think I have seen it all. Of course when you visit first you really need to see the obvious royal places like Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace, Kensington Palace, Clarence House, the Queen’s Gallery, Kew Gardens … I’ve never been inside Buckingham Palace or Clarence House, as […]

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UPDATED! European Capital of Culture – Nassau events in and around Leeuwarden

Planning a trip to Leeuwarden, the Dutch city that will be one of the European Capitals of Culture in 2018? The event will be opened in presence of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands on Saturday evening 27 January 2018. There will be lots of activities this year, not only in Leeuwarden, but […]

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The Link between the Royal Houses of Portugal and the Netherlands

From 10 to 12 October 2017 King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands paid a state visit to the former monarchy of Portugal. Among the people invited for the state banquet and the return concert were Dom Duarte, Duke of Bragança – heir to the Portuguese throne – and his wife Doña Isabel. On […]

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The Love of Empress Elisabeth of Austria for Zandvoort

What do Empress Elisabeth of Austria and the Dutch beach resort Zandvoort aan Zee have in common, you’d say? Why is the Empress, nicknamed Sisi, remembered here on the Dutch coast? The Dutch doctor Johann Georg Mezger (1838-1909), whose parents originally were from Württemberg, Germany, studied medicine and graduated in 1868. He specialized in physiotherapy […]

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