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]

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Juliana of the Netherlands

Queens Regnant – Juliana of the Netherlands

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]