Here a pictures of villa Hoogcate and villa 't Waelre in Katwijk aan Zee. Princess Juliana lived in villa 't Waelre from 1927 to 1930 when she studied in Leiden from She stayed in the villa with 3 friends. The villa next door was rented for her private secretairy, baron Baud.
The villa's were previously owned by painters Menso Kamerlingh Onnes and Jan Toorop.
On the left is the end of the Old Rhine. The building on the left is villa Sigrid, where painter Morgenstjerne Munthe once lived
. The building was bought by the Rotterdam business man Josse Emile René Trousselot. His son René had it demolished and replaced by a modern villa, which now is a (shabby) hotel.
The villa's where the princess and her suite stayed were all demolished during WWII, like almost every building close to the sea side, as the Germans were building walls along the coast line.
When she left in 1930, she gave the village this
statue, to commemorate the visherman who died at sea during WWI. I don't believe Queen juliana liked her time in the village too much btw. She wanted to enjoy student life, be less in the spotlights etc, and everywhere she went people were gazing at her, cheering etc. I assume she spent most time in Leiden.