The birth of another Princess – Beatrix had prefered a brother

On Tuesday 18 February 1947 at 2.24am a little princess was born at the Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, The Netherlands. Later that day her father Prince Bernhard told in a radio progarmme that Princess Juliana was doing fine. Apparently both grandmothers – Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and Princess Armgard zur Lippe-Biesterfeld – were present. […]

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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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Zuylen Castle and the novelist Isabelle de Charrière

Just outside the city of Utrecht, in the middle of the Netherlands, you will find the cute pittoresque village of Oud-Zuilen along the riverside of the Vecht. Before the 13th century only some farmers and fishermen lived on the riverbanks. But the nobility had the marshland cultivated and built stronghouses. The stronghouses later became castles, […]

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