Amalia of Solms-Braunfels

Review: Amalia. Ambition and Allure exhibition

Amalia of Solms-Braunfels jumped from relative obscurity to being one of the leading ladies of the 17th century. She was part of the court of Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen of Bohemia, and followed her mistress into exile in the Netherlands. In The Hague, she met Frederick Henry, the brother of Maurice, Prince of Orange. [read more]


Exhibition: Juliana – A life in dolls

From 1 May 2022, Borg Museum Verhildersum will play host to the exhibition “Juliana: A life in dolls.” As Princess and later Queen, she amassed a collection of over 600 dolls. But the collection of dolls began with Princess and later Queen Wilhelmina and her mother, Queen Emma. Queen Emma took her young daughter on [read more]

Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

Review: Mourning – From Empress to Corona

The year 2021 marks 100 years since the death of the last German Empress – Auguste Viktoria. Her husband, German Emperor Wilhelm II, had abdicated in 1918, and they had been living in exile in the Netherlands since then. They had settled in Doorn House in May 1920, and by then, Auguste Viktoria was already [read more]