Amalia of Nassau-Dietz

Amalia of Nassau-Dietz – Trapped in her own mind

Amalia of Nassau-Dietz was born on 23 October 1710 as the daughter of Johan Willem Friso of Nassau-Dietz, who succeeded King William III of England as Prince of Orange in 1702, and Landgravine Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel. She was born in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands and had a younger brother, William IV, Prince of Orange, [read more]

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Amalia of Nassau-Dietz

The women of Soestdijk Palace

Every house has traces of its former inhabitants. Soestdijk has had many over the years, and I went there in search of its royal women. Soestdijk Palace has only been open to the public since 2006, and its future is still uncertain. The last inhabitant, Queen (then Princess) Juliana, died at the palace in 2004. [read more]