Queen Máxima – More Music for Schoolchildren

Did you ever receive musical education at school? From the primary school I mainly remember that we were singing. And in the last three classes we had teachers who were luckily interested in music, so we occasionally sang together on Friday afternoons. Music was a required subject in the first three classes of secondary school. […]

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Queen’s Day 2004 – The Dutch Royals come back in 2018!

On Thursday the Dutch royal court and the municipality of Groningen announced that King’s Day 2018 will take place in the city of Groningen, The Netherlands. On Friday 27 April 2018 King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, assumingly their daughters Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, as well as other family members will be heading to […]

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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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Ten Years Ago – Beatrix and Laurentien at UMCG

On Friday 30 March 2007 Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and her daughter-in-law Princess Laurentien – who wasn’t announced beforehand – attended an international symposium about overweight young children at the UMCG (University Medical Center Groningen) in Groningen, The Netherlands. Close to my own house, so of course I went there to have a look. […]

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What happened to Count Adolf?

Graaf Adolf is gebleven (Count Adolf stayed behind) in Friesland in de slag, (in battle in Frisia) zijn ziel in ‘t eeuwig leven (His soul in the eternal life) verwacht de jongste dag. (awaits the final judgement) These are the last lines of the fourth verse of the Dutch national anthem (there are fifteen verses, just for your information). Who is this Count Adolf? He was born in Dillenburg on […]

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