Castle de Haar

So, Castle de Haar does not technically involve royalty. It dates back to 1391 and was rebuilt and remodelled during the years. It was at one point own by a Baron van Zuylen van Nyevelt van de Haar, who was married to Baroness Hèlène de Rothschild. It is still owned by the Van Zuylen van [read more]

Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn’s time in Mechelen

Anne Boleyn spent a year in Mechelen at the court of Margaret of Austria, who was the Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands. This was during the year 1514. Mechelen is now in modern-day Belgium and is not that far from the border, so I decided to visit it to find the Palace of Margaret of Austria! [read more]