jacqueline hainaut
Jacqueline of Hainaut

A possible reburial for Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut?

The Historische Kring Voorhout (HKV) wants to rebury Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut in the cemetery of the Maartenskerk in Sint-Maartensdijk, according to the Countess’s last wishes. She is currently buried in the court chapel in the Binnenhof in The Hague with other family members. She was born in the castle of Le Quesnoy in Hainaut [read more]

Anna Pavlovna of Russia

The unknown Princess Sophie of the Netherlands

This house in The Hague is quite unknown as a former royal residence. It was once the summer home of Princess Sophie of the Netherlands, Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. She was born on 8 April 1824 as the daughter of the future William II of the Netherlands and Anna Pavlovna of Russia. She grew up [read more]

Ariane of the Netherlands

Margaret of Cleves & The Kloosterkerk in The Hague

The Kloosterkerk (or Cloister Church) was built in 1397. There was a strong bond between the church and Margaret of Cleves, the second wife of Albert of Bavaria, who held court in The Hague. Margaret was born circa 1375 as the daughter of Adolph III, Count of Mark and Margaret of Jülich. Albert’s first wife was Margaret [read more]

Jacqueline of Hainaut

The Court Chapel of the Binnenhof

The Binnenhof (or Inner Court) in The Hague was once the residence for the Counts of Holland and was also used for the Princes of Oranges. It is now home to both houses of the States General of the Netherlands, as well as the Ministry of General Affairs and the office of the Prime Minister of [read more]