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Castles in the Winter

Nothing is more beautiful than a castle or palace in the snow. Unfortunately here in the Netherlands there isn’t snow very often and when there is, the public transport can be pretty difficult (and no I don’t have a driving licence). And of course snow is cold, makes walking more difficult … I am a…

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Castles in Czechia

As I wrote earlier this week I have been to a holiday fair here in Groningen last weekend. On Friday I received a package from Jellie of CeskySight, whom I had met there. They rent holiday houses and apartments in Czechia, but their website (in Dutch) also has lots of information about Czechia itself. I…

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Jordanian State Visit to The Netherlands 2006

From 30 October to 1 November 2006 King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan, accompanied by a few family members, paid a state visit to the Netherlands on invitation of Queen Beatrix. The visit originally was to take place from 29 November to 1 December 2005, but was cancelled because of a terrorist attack…

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Back in Time (2)

Thought it would be fun scanning a few more old pictures. Here am I with my mother and sister at the Muiderslot in the Summer of 1983. It seems to have been the Summer I took my first own pictures with the camera of a friend of my parents. During the holidays we spent some…

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I am dreaming of …

Last weekend I visited the holiday fair “Reis!” in the Martiniplaza in Groningen. A nice way to discover new places, learn about new cultures and dream of the places you want to visit one day. Everybody who likes to travel, probably knows what I am talking about. Saving some money and go to places you…

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The Royal Yacht Britannia

“The Royal Yacht Britannia has had its most successful year since first opening to the public 18 years ago.” several newspapers wrote today. The old royal yacht that was used for more than 40 years until it was decommissioned in 1997, attracted almost 350,000 people in 2016. The Britannia nowadays can be visited in Leith,…

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Which Royals died in 2016?

In Showbizz-land 2016 was quite a bad year, but how bad was it for the royal houses? Here is the complete list for 2016 thus far. It isn’t unusual only to hear about genealogical facts weeks, months or even years later. Good to see that many died at a rather old age, people in their…