Queen Beatrix, known as a perfectioniste pur sang, started her Reign with extensively restored palaces. During her Reign all palaces were kept very well maintenanced to the highest standards. Sometimes even additional (and very expensive) restorations were done, like the magnificent Oranjesael in Huis ten Bosch Palace. Also buildings as the Royal Mews in The Hague, the building of the Royal House Archives and Fagel's Dome (a garden pavillion in the park of Noordeinde) were restored into perfection.
The Royal Palace Amsterdam was in scaffoldings for a long time for a major restoration which brought back the old palace in old and new royal splendour. Het Loo Palace, once the summer residence of the Orange-Nassaus, was completely brought back into 17th C state, it required demolishing of later added floors and annexes. The English landscape park was completely returned into one of the world's most beautiful baroque gardens.
And now this major renovation of Huis ten Bosch Palace again... Having been at the the Palais Royal in Brussels, Buckingham Palace in London and the Palacio Real in Madrid, really.... the Orange-Nassaus have the luck that the Dutch Government is so generous by once again updating the already spic-and-span looking palacesto the wishes of His Majesty...
The Belgians can only dream of it. I can already hear the nagging in the hostile Belgian media. The Nassaus in Luxembourg however can enjoy the pleasure of having perfectly maintenanced and restored palaces as well, like their Orange-Nassau cousins. I have never been at the palais grand-ducal in Luxembourg, but what I saw from it around the wedding of Guillaume looked perfect.