The Unknown Princess Sophie of the Netherlands

October 5, 2016 Moniek 0

This house in The Hague is quite unknown as a former royal residence. It was once the summer home of Princess Sophie of the Netherlands, Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. She was born on 8 April 1824 as the daughter of the future William II of the Netherlands and Anna Pavlovna of Russia. She grew up [read more]

Queens Regnant: Juliana of the Netherlands

April 18, 2016 Moniek 0

Juliana was born in The Hague on 30 April 1909 as the only surviving child of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and Prince Henry, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Her mother had suffered several miscarriages and one stillbirth and the relief at the birth of a healthy baby was great. She spent most of her childhood at [read more]

The Court Chapel of the Binnenhof

April 8, 2016 Moniek 0

The Binnenhof (or Inner Court) in The Hague was once the residence for the Counts of Holland and was also used for the Princes of Oranges. It is now home to both houses of the States General of the Netherlands, as well as the Ministry of General Affairs and the office of the Prime Minister of [read more]

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