23 July 2009

SoEstDiJk PaLaCE


In the Netherlands there are so many palaces. Nearby our house 5 minutes drive is the SOESTDIJK PALACE. It was the home for over six decades of the late Queen Juliana and her husband, the late Prince Bernhard until their deaths in 2004. Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard are the parents of our present queen, Queen Beatrix. Soestdijk Palace then remained empty and unused for over a year before its opening to the public. The palace was opened to the public in 2007 and since then over 300,000 people visited the palace and the surrounding park. It will be open to public until 2010, the government has to come with a plan about the future destination of the palace. Soestdijk Palace is one of the four official palaces of the Dutch royal family. The palace is named after the village of Soestdijk, in Soest Municipality. Land area is 165 hectares and 17,000 sq meter is the palace.
You should visit it. I pass this palace when I go to Hilversum. I see tourist buses and group of visitors. SOESTDIJK PALACE is amazing!

5 smart remarks:

ShatterShards Thursday, July 23, 2009  

The palace seems interesting, and just a few minutes away from your home!

Hmmm... It must be grand, living in a palatial home... :-)

marifen Friday, July 24, 2009  

yeah, Holland is a lovely place, i surely would love to visit there, maybe one day :)

The Yothers Saturday, July 25, 2009  

wow! I want to visit this place. Beautiful shot.

Tess Saturday, July 25, 2009  

I just added you to my list. Hope you have a wonderful day!

nanay,  Monday, July 27, 2009  

Thank you for adding me in your blog list. Truly this blog of yours is quite interesting. It enables me to have a glimpse of Holland.

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About this Blog

I make this blog for foreigners who will live in this country, THE NETHERLANDS. Foreigners who are engaged or married they have to learn a lot of things about their new home like the culture, architectures, landscape, government, dikes etc. Especially the Dutch language which is very important in their social life. It is very difficult if they cannot communicate with other people. Most people speak Dutch, only few speaks English.
For visitors and readers, this will give you an idea what this country is. This small country ranks no. 5 in the economic stability in EUROPE. Their architectures like palaces, castles, dikes, ports (air and sea) are amazing.
Their culture is very interesting.

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