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Amalia of Solms-Braunfels

Henriette Catherine of Nassau – The builder Princess

Henriette Catherine of Nassau was born in The Hague as the daughter of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange and Amalia of Solms-Braunfels on 10 February 1637. She was their fourth surviving child and third daughter. Through her elder brother, the future William II, Prince of Orange, Henriette Catherine became an aunt of King William III [read more]

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Amalia of Solms-Braunfels

Princesses of Orange – Amalia of Solms-Braunfels

Amalia of Solms-Braunfels was born as the daughter of John Albert I, Count of Solms-Braunfels and Countess Agnes of Sayn-Wittgenstein on 31 August 1602. She grew up at the Palatine Court at Heidelberg. When Frederick V and Elizabeth Stuart were elected as King and Queen of Bohemia, Amalia travelled with them to Prague as the [read more]

Amalia of Solms-Braunfels

Braunfels Castle – Birthplace of a Princess

Braunfels Castle was first mentioned in 1246 as a fortress of Counts of Solms. Since 1384, they have used it is as their main residence. Perhaps the most famous woman to reside there was Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, who was born there in 1602. It was converted into the baroque style in the 18th century. Prince Georg [read more]

Amalia of Solms-Braunfels

Inside Noordeinde Palace

The history of Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands begins with a medieval farmhouse in 1533. This was converted into a spacious residence, which was bought for Louise de Coligny, the widow of William of Orange, in 1595. It was her son who enlarged the house even more and it was then known as [read more]