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September 23, 2018

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#ThursdayTravels: Leeuwarden The Netherlands

by N@ncy

 

  1. My world is close to home.
  2. This is a photo of the park where I have a morning coffee.
  3. Prinsentuin (Pleasure Garden of the Princes)
  4. Just look at the light….it looks like Renoir painted it!

 

History:

The Prinsentuin was once part of the Princessehof, (court)  the former palace of Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel, and served as her pleasure garden.

Maria Louise, married to Johan Willem Friso Nassau-Dietz and was the mother of Stadtholder Willem IV, making her the direct ancestress of the current Dutch royal family.

The Prinsentuin is one of the many traces of the Nassaus left in Leeuwarden and is nowadays the city’s beautiful, centrally located park.

 

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5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Sep 23 2018

    Exactly like an impressionist painting – lovely and green.

    Thanks for spreading the word 🙂

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    • Sep 23 2018

      I don’t travel as much as you do….but sometimes beauty is at your own doorstep!

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  2. Sep 23 2018

    Do you live in Leeuwarden Nancy? My sister spent a summer there about 15 years ago studying and we went out to visit her for a week. I loved it! A very beautiful city.

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    • Sep 23 2018

      Isn’t this a small world! Who would have thought of a Northern Ireland – Leeuwarden connection! And…you have been here! It is a small quiet town with lovely canals….and old city center.

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      • Sep 23 2018

        I really liked it – we stayed in Amsterdam for a few days then travelled to Leeuwarden and I found it really charming. I’d love to go back some day.

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