Author Topic: BeNeLux Royal Palaces  (Read 90289 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Prince_Lieven

  • Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 6571
  • To Be Useful In All That I Do
    • View Profile
    • Edward III's Descendants
BeNeLux Royal Palaces
« on: August 17, 2005, 06:14:09 AM »
Like the one started on the French board, here's a thread for pics of palaces from the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

I'll start us off:



The Royal Palace in Brussels.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM by Prince_Lieven »
"How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?"
-Sherlock Holmes

"Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget."

Offline Prince_Christopher

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1143
    • View Profile
Re: BeNeLux Royal Palaces
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2005, 07:03:57 AM »
Is this Laeken, or another one?
Anyone who has a library and a garden wants for nothing.
--Cicero

Offline Prince_Lieven

  • Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 6571
  • To Be Useful In All That I Do
    • View Profile
    • Edward III's Descendants
Re: BeNeLux Royal Palaces
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2005, 07:37:07 AM »
Not Laeken, I think, just the 'Palais royale' in Brussels - the King's official residence.
"How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?"
-Sherlock Holmes

"Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget."

Offline Prince_Lieven

  • Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 6571
  • To Be Useful In All That I Do
    • View Profile
    • Edward III's Descendants
Re: BeNeLux Royal Palaces
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2005, 09:55:24 AM »
Noordeinde - that would be the 'Northend' Palace, then?

Here's one of Het Loo Palace, where Queen Wilhelmina lived:

"How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?"
-Sherlock Holmes

"Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget."

Offline Tatia

  • Graf
  • ***
  • Posts: 452
    • View Profile
Re: BeNeLux Royal Palaces
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2005, 10:54:52 AM »
Quote
Noordeinde - that would be the 'Northend' Palace, then?


Yes! Do you speak Dutch?

As you'll probably know 'Het Loo' is a museum now

Offline Prince_Lieven

  • Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 6571
  • To Be Useful In All That I Do
    • View Profile
    • Edward III's Descendants
Re: BeNeLux Royal Palaces
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2005, 11:06:03 AM »
No, sadly I do not speak Dutch, but 'Noordeinde' to Northend seemed pretty obvious . . . Actually I did not know Het Loo is a museum? Is it still full of Queen Wilhelmina's things?
"How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?"
-Sherlock Holmes

"Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget."

Offline Tatia

  • Graf
  • ***
  • Posts: 452
    • View Profile
Re: BeNeLux Royal Palaces
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2005, 12:41:22 PM »
Quote
No, sadly I do not speak Dutch, but 'Noordeinde' to Northend seemed pretty obvious . . . Actually I did not know Het Loo is a museum? Is it still full of Queen Wilhelmina's things?


Oops yea, you could have guessed, but I didn't think of that (blonde...   ::)
I believe there are a still lot of Wilhelmina-things over there, but also things of other Dutch royals.

Offline Prince_Lieven

  • Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 6571
  • To Be Useful In All That I Do
    • View Profile
    • Edward III's Descendants
Re: BeNeLux Royal Palaces
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2005, 01:34:13 PM »
Quote

Oops yea, you could have guessed, but I didn't think of that (blonde...   ::)
I believe there are a still lot of Wilhelmina-things over there, but also things of other Dutch royals.


LOL Tatia, but your insightful and clever posts have proved that you are no stereotypical 'dumb blond'!

Hmm . . . I should like to visit Het Loo. I admire Queen Wilhelmina greatly, and the other things would be interesting too, of course . . .
"How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?"
-Sherlock Holmes

"Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget."

Offline anna

  • Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 921
    • View Profile
Re: BeNeLux Royal Palaces
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2005, 01:44:23 PM »
Here you can already start your visit: Look at the beautiful garden.

http://www.paleishetloo.nl/

English text available, enjoy.

Anna
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

Offline Prince_Lieven

  • Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 6571
  • To Be Useful In All That I Do
    • View Profile
    • Edward III's Descendants
Re: BeNeLux Royal Palaces
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2005, 01:52:28 PM »
Thank you for the link, anna!!! What a beautiful palace Het Loo is . . . does anyone know why it is named thus?
"How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?"
-Sherlock Holmes

"Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget."

Offline Tatia

  • Graf
  • ***
  • Posts: 452
    • View Profile
Re: BeNeLux Royal Palaces
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2005, 05:28:36 AM »
I believe the area where it was built (near Apeldoorn), is called 'het Loo', so that's where it got its name from.

Offline gleb

  • Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 810
    • View Profile
Re: BeNeLux Royal Palaces
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2005, 06:17:11 AM »
Quote
Not Laeken, I think, just the 'Palais royale' in Brussels - the King's official residence.


Laeken is in a park and is smaller than this impressive Royal Palace.

Offline Prince_Lieven

  • Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 6571
  • To Be Useful In All That I Do
    • View Profile
    • Edward III's Descendants
Re: BeNeLux Royal Palaces
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2005, 06:33:55 AM »
Does anyone have any pics of Laeken?
"How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?"
-Sherlock Holmes

"Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget."

Offline Tatia

  • Graf
  • ***
  • Posts: 452
    • View Profile
Re: BeNeLux Royal Palaces
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2005, 08:41:58 AM »
I think this is the palace of Laken (that's how it's spelled in Dutch/Flemmish, I think it's the same place you meant with Laeken)

http://www.belgiumview.com/belgiumview/tl1/view0001027.php4

Offline Prince_Lieven

  • Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 6571
  • To Be Useful In All That I Do
    • View Profile
    • Edward III's Descendants
Re: BeNeLux Royal Palaces
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2005, 08:46:20 AM »
Thanks for posting that, Tatia. Here's a pic, though it's not very good:



Here's another:

"How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?"
-Sherlock Holmes

"Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget."