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Old 02-15-2013, 05:39 PM
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Máxima, Willem-Alexander and the girls departed from Amsterdam train station to their winter holidays today, February 15:



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Wonderfull!!An old tradition,new life!

In the 50's,60'and 70's Queen Juliana and the then Royal Family always went on winter holidays to Lech by train.This evening from Amsterdam via the Royal Waitingroom here,but in the old days the train left from Baarn station,close to Soestdijk Palace.There are pics around that show the then young Princesses doing their school homework on the train too and as of the mid 60´s we´ve seen the boys grow up each year from pics prior to departure from the Royal waitingroom (still-) in Baarn.

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Old 02-15-2013, 06:36 PM
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ohh i didnt know the train was an old tradition of the winter holidays to Lech!
its always nice to revive traditions^^
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Nice to see that they are using the royal train for their travel.
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lovely photos, i would like to see the train inside!!!! wishing them a happy holiday1
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:25 AM
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is there any HQ or bigger pictures without watermarks?
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Does the Queen travel by train as well? do they travel yearly by train?
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:38 AM
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How long do they travel with the train to Lech? One day?
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It can take up to 8-9 hours.
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I've always liked the Dutch Princess's outifts, I remember saying they have the 'smart but casual look' in an earlier post I made; and I still agree today. They're so cute, I'm looking forward to the photo session, thank you everyone who posted the pictures.

Does anyone know if Constantijin, Laurentien and their children will attend Lech too?
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Here are some more pics from yesterday without watermarks:



** dpp gallery: Dutch Royals travel to Lech by Royal Train **


** hola: Guillermo y Máxima de Holanda, como unos viajeros más en tren ** translation **
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:31 AM
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It can take up to 8-9 hours.
More,it´s over 14 hours from Amsterdam.
Amsterdam-Munich alone is 12 hours by night train,
and this is a stretch further..:)...

And everybody is in Lech now since yesterday HeriditaryPrincess...:)
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Does the Queen travel by train as well? do they travel yearly by train?
During the Reign of Queen Beatrix the train wasn´t used so much at all,occasionally on Queensdays or specific visits.But before,throughout Queen Juliana´s Reign the train was in use much more often and especially when the whole family,grandmama,grandpapa their daughters and eventually the grandchildren,went to Lech for the winter holidays.

Alexander now lets his daughters experience what it´s like to travel by train that distance just like he had.Old tradition,new life,I hope he will make use of the train more often during his Reign.
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Meanwhile at the church,people come in and light candles for Prince Friso.

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1422280

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More,it´s over 14 hours from Amsterdam.
Amsterdam-Munich alone is 12 hours by night train,
and this is a stretch further..:)...

And everybody is in Lech now since yesterday HeriditaryPrincess...:)
I don't think they travel via Munich, as the route along the Rhine and then through the Arlberg-tunnel is much faster.

It's either this way or up the Rhine to Mannheim, then the High-Speed-way to Stuttgart-Ulm, then down to Lindau at the Lake of Constance and up the Rhine again till the Arlberg-railroad begins.
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Maybe they are using the express way via Ulm and Stuttgart. Lech is closer to Münich then through Arlberg. But off topic, sorry :)
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And everybody is in Lech now since yesterday HeriditaryPrincess...:)
Thanks for the info, lucien, I've only seen pictures of Willem-Alexander, Maxima and the Three Princesses at Lech in the past; I guess I need to look harder . It must be tough for Mabel to go back to the place where Friso had his avalanche accident; I know that if I was Mabel I'd be very cautious and protective, especially around the children.
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:20 PM
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I don't think they travel via Munich, as the route along the Rhine and then through the Arlberg-tunnel is much faster.

It's either this way or up the Rhine to Mannheim, then the High-Speed-way to Stuttgart-Ulm, then down to Lindau at the Lake of Constance and up the Rhine again till the Arlberg-railroad begins.
I mentioned Munich just to give an idea of the distance and travel-time towards the south.Btw,the wagon of the Royal train was connected to the Alps Express in Utrecht,so yes,they went via Munich and then direction Innsbruck and onwards.

Meanwhile in Lech,the special Holy Mass for HRH Prince Friso.

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WA and Máxima were yesterday in Vienna because of the wedding of one of her brothers. Thought I post it here.
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Meanwhile at the church,people come in and light candles for Prince Friso.

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1422280

courtesy Robin Utrecht.
How lovely and touching!
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lovely photos, i would like to see the train inside!!!! wishing them a happy holiday1
Inside of the Royal train,very sober,no extraordinary luxuries:

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