Eugenie and Jack’s lovely wedding exhibition at Windsor

Having enjoyed the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank on TV/Internet last year, I was glad to see their wedding exhibition at Windsor Castle lately. Unfortunately the exhibition can only be seen at Windsor between 1 March and 22 April 2019 and will not be shown at any of the other palaces. […]

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Jan Taminiau – His designs for Queen Máxima on display

If you have any time left in the coming week and are interested in (royal) fashion don’t hesitate visiting the exhibition “Jan Taminiau. Reflections” at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht. The exhibition will be open until 26 August 2018 and even will open extra in the evening of 23 August. The best is to buy […]

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Jan Taminiau – A royally approved fashion designer

The Dutch fashion designer Jan Taminiau at the moment has his own exhibition at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, The Netherlands. “Jan Taminiau. Reflections” has unfortunately already almost come to an end, running from 21 April 2018 to 26 August 2018. After some terribly warm weeks I finally made it to Utrecht last weekend. Among […]

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Books, exhibitions, TV – The Eighty Years’ War 1568-1648

The Eighty Years’ War that led to the independency of the Netherlands didn’t exactly last 80 years, although usually it is said the war took place between 1568 and 1648. The Dukes of Burgundy between 1384 and 1428 managed to expand their territory in what now is the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and the north of […]

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Amerongen Castle – Help the Kaiser is coming!

On 11 November 1918 the armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France. Two days earlier Margrave Max von Baden, who was the Chancellor, announced the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II, who fled the country He officially only abdicated on 28 November 2018 at Amerongen Castle. The monarchy and the German Empire […]

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Willem-Alexander Opens Art Exhibition in Groningen

Lots of royal visitors for the Province of Groningen lately. King’s Day, Princess Laurentien at Children’s Council meeting and on 25 May King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands opened the exhibition “Avant-garde in Groningen. De Ploeg 1918-1928” at the Groninger Museum in the city of Groningen. After the state visit to Luxembourg, that ended in the […]

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Frans Hoogendoorn – A Royal Couturier

Colourful, timesless and elegant, that is how you could describe the designs of Frans Hoogendoorn. Probably not the best known (at least internationally) of the designers of the Dutch royal family, but parallel to the exhibition about Steltman Jewellery he has his own tribute exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. “Frans Hoogendoorn. Een Haags […]

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