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#OnThisDay 15 years ago, the former Queen Juliana of the Netherlands died

Today marks 15 years since the former Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, the grandmother of the Netherlands’ current monarch, King Willem-Alexander, died after suffering years of ill health at the hands of dementia. By the mid-1990s, Princess Juliana, who had reverted to being called Princess after her reign as Queen, was diagnosed with a progressive onset form of dementia and no longer…
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Soestdijk Palace to open more rooms for public view

It has been announced that for the second half of February, some more buildings at the Soestdijk Palace will be made available to the public tour. The three buildings; the stables, garages and servant’s quarters are situated on the opposite side of the Amsterdamsestraatweg…

Who is Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands?

Today, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands turns 81-years-old. So we are going to have a little look at who she is and what has happened in her life so far. Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard was born in 1938 in Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, the Netherlands as the eldest child of…
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King Willem-Alexander opens new railway line

Wednesday lunchtime this week, King Willem-Alexander was in the Northern part of Groningen where he officially opened the extension of the railway line from Roodeschool to Eemshaven. The line has been in use since March and is an extension of the Sauwerd-Roodeschool line which has been running since 1893. He was joined on the trip by schoolchildren from the area and unveiled a plaque to mark his…
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