Oud-Amelisweerd – A Home for a King

February 17, 2017 Moniek 0

Oud-Amelisweerd in the Netherlands doesn’t really look like it has much of a royal connection. It was built in the 13th century, but it was destroyed by French troops in 1672. It wasn’t rebuilt until 1770. It passed through noble hands before being sold to King Louis Napoleon of Holland in 1808. He held the [read more]

1917. Romanovs and Revolution at the Hermitage Amsterdam

February 4, 2017 Moniek 0

2017 marks 100 years since the start of the Russian revolution which would end in the grisly execution of the Nicholas II, his wife, four daughters and his son. The Hermitage Amsterdam hosts this new exhibition on that fateful year and describes in 7 missteps how it all went wrong for Nicholas. The exhibition opens [read more]

Queens of the Nile Exhibition at the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities

December 13, 2016 Moniek 0

Queens of the Nile will tell the unique story of the ancient Egyptians pharaohs’ wives during the New Kingdom period (1500 to 1000 BC). Visitors can admire 350 top archaeological pieces, including rare sculptures, magnificent jewellery and luxurious artefacts used by women at the Egyptian court, plus the sarcophagus cover and grave goods entombed with [read more]

Royal Bags Exhibition

December 7, 2016 Moniek 2

Who knew there was even such a thing as a bag and purse museum? I certainly didn’t! This particular one even has a special exhibition on royal bags, which even includes some historical women such as Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Queens Wilhelmina and Juliana. The exhibition itself is rather small, but the museum itself [read more]

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