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]

Juliana of the Netherlands

Noordeinde Palace opens to the public

Noordeinde Palace in The Hague will open its door for four Saturdays in a row. Noordeinde Palace began its life as a medieval farmhouse in 1533. This was converted into a spacious residence, which was bought for Louise de Coligny, the widow of William I, Prince of Orange, in 1595. Her son enlarged the house [read more]