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Old 12-27-2018, 06:29 AM
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Apparently the move is expected some time next week. The exact date is unknown.
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Old 12-28-2018, 05:06 AM
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The new dark-painted doors and windows. The marble stairs have been completely de-constructed and returned (with replacement of cracked marble parts). The big glass lanterns are probably in the atelier for re-gilding:
https://www.rijksvastgoedbedrijf.nl/...ansen-9367.jpg


The sun-clock in the fronton looks fresh again, the golden needle is carefully taped:
https://www.rijksvastgoedbedrijf.nl/...ansen-8359.jpg


The dome in the ballroom is as new. The three coloured dots are for the chandeliers to be hanged there:
https://www.rijksvastgoedbedrijf.nl/...ansen-8285.jpg


Detail of the dome in the ballroom:
https://www.rijksvastgoedbedrijf.nl/...nsen-02051.jpg


New wiring behind the woodwork in the Marot Chamber (the white dining room):
https://www.rijksvastgoedbedrijf.nl/...ansen-9061.jpg


The re-gilded weather vane on top of one of the chimneys of the East Wing where the King has his private appartments, showing the A of Anne (of Great-Britain and Hannover, The Princess Royal and Princess of Orange) with the British crown:
https://www.rijksvastgoedbedrijf.nl/...-rvb-08368.jpg


Electricity, ict, domotica are up-to-date now:
https://www.rijksvastgoedbedrijf.nl/...b-dsc_8023.jpg


New technical installations in the appartments of the King (East Wing):
https://www.rijksvastgoedbedrijf.nl/...b-dsc_7997.jpg
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Old 12-28-2018, 06:42 AM
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The photos in the gallery of the Rijksvastgoedbedrijf show that they have been very thorough. And it also shows that the renovation was highly needed. The details show that the palace was in a much worse condition than it seemed, both on the outside as on the inside.

https://www.rijksvastgoedbedrijf.nl/...huis-ten-bosch

It is no wonder that it took them several years to complete.

I hope that there will be a documentary about the renovation and perhaps a tour of the state rooms. I also hope that the king will start using the palace more frequently for public functions than his mother did, so we get to see these wonderful rooms more often. During the later years of Beatrix' reign we usually only got to see the portrait of Amalia of Solms & the door of the white salon, where she posed with guests.
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The photos in the gallery of the Rijksvastgoedbedrijf show that they have been very thorough. And it also shows that the renovation was highly needed. The details show that the palace was in a much worse condition than it seemed, both on the outside as on the inside.

https://www.rijksvastgoedbedrijf.nl/...huis-ten-bosch

It is no wonder that it took them several years to complete.

I hope that there will be a documentary about the renovation and perhaps a tour of the state rooms. I also hope that the king will start using the palace more frequently for public functions than his mother did, .

Have state dinners ever been held at Huis Ten Bosch ? It looks like they are always held at the Noordeinde Palace or, more often, at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, which, sorry to say that to our fellow Dutch posters, is pretty subpar compared to what other Royal Houses in Europe have available to them for state events.
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Have state dinners ever been held at Huis Ten Bosch ? It looks like they are always held at the Noordeinde Palace or, more often, at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, which, sorry to say that to our fellow Dutch posters, is pretty subpar compared to what other Royal Houses in Europe have available to them for state events.
Since the major restoration a decade ago, and having seen palaces in London, Brussels and Madrid, I think qua interior, exterior, decoration, furniture, artworks and technical state the Royal Palace Amsterdam is in supreme state. From frescoes to marble floors, from chandeliers to elevators, from the wallhangings to curtains, all is in five star hotel state, which they can not say about Buckingham where nets have to prevent visitors for falling stones, about Brussels where in the vestibule the smell of damp, mould fundaments is apparent or about Madrid where so many objects are lacklustre because of faded guild, dust and furniture or curtains are visibly worn out. The guest appartments at the Royal Palace Amsterdam are so updated that they can stand any comparison with the grand hotels in town.

The latest State event at Huis ten Bosch was a diner for heads of state visiting the Nuclear Summit in The Hague: https://images3.persgroep.net/rcs/P-...7f&quality=0.9

No any Dutch palace has the logistics (hall, kitchens, antichambres, garderobe, etc.) for a mass diner, only the one in Amsterdam and Noordeinde in The Hague:
https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/binari...ijk-paleis.jpg
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Will the kings and their daughters move to this palace?
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Will the kings and their daughters move to this palace?
Yes, the private appartments of the King are ready to be used. The other parts of the palace are finalizing the restoration/renovation/modernization. Also the palace park will get a new and more colourful lay-out, that work has already begun.
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Yes, the private appartments of the King are ready to be used. The other parts of the palace are finalizing the restoration/renovation/modernization. Also the palace park will get a new and more colourful lay-out, that work has already begun.
The private appartments are not yet ready to use.It takes a little longer then planned.

The press will get the opportunity to have a look inside the palace once everything is in order.
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The press will get the opportunity to have a look inside the palace once everything is in order.
That is good news!

Apparently they expect to be done in the spring. No official act is planned when the king is registring his family in The Hague. When Beatrix moved to The Hague there was still a carriage ride with the crème caleche IIRC. But that was to celebrate that The Hague became the official residence again for the monarch, after a gap of 32 years.
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I take it that the Noordeinde Palace will still be used as a working Palace and on Princes Day?
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King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and their daughters moved into Huis Ten Bosch Palace in The Hague today Sunday 13 January

https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/actuee...huis-ten-bosch

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Ah, I like that: only one flagpole with the royal standard. I saw pictures with three flagpoles but apparently these poles can be folded down.

Three flagpoles:
https://editorial01.shutterstock.com...l-9956494n.jpg

One flagpole:
https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/binari...-ten-bosch.jpg

It eyes better with one flagpole in use indeed. Good idea to use foldable poles indeed, to respect the 17th C façade.

I also like the new colour scheme of the windows and doors. It gives a more 17th C feel.

The windows and doors before the restoration:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped..._ten_Bosch.jpg

The windows and doors after the restoration:
https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/binari...-ten-bosch.jpg
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Why are they moving? Is it like The Queen going back to BP after Christmas?
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I think it was always the intention to live there as former queen Beatrix lived there too, but the place needed some renovation (well..a lot..)
https://www.nu.nl/entertainment/5680...h-in-haag.html

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The King, Queen and Princesses have officially moved into the Palace today.

https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/actuee...huis-ten-bosch

https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/binari...---liggend.jpg
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Why are they moving? Is it like The Queen going back to BP after Christmas?
Buckingham Palace will have a much needed restoration as well. But in the Dutch situation it was seen as wiser, more effective and efficient to empty the complete building and turn it into a construction site.

In London it seems the intention that Buckingham Palace remains in use during the restoration. That is not cost-effective because with everything, removal of asbestos, replacing of technical installations, breaking floors, the builders have to take costly preparations first to keep the palace partly functional.

The Dutch royal family remained in the private villa the King bought as Prince of Orange and the builders, constructors, technicians, painters, restorators, etc had free play in Huis ten Bosch.
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Wonderful to see the Royal standard flying over the Palace!
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Buckingham Palace will have a much needed restoration as well. But in the Dutch situation it was seen as wiser, more effective and efficient to empty the complete building and turn it into a construction site.

In London it seems the intention that Buckingham Palace remains in use during the restoration. That is not cost-effective because with everything, removal of asbestos, replacing of technical installations, breaking floors, the builders have to take costly preparations first to keep the palace partly functional.

The difference is that Hus ten Bosch Palace was empty after Princess Beratrrix has moved out. And there are not staff memers from the Royal Household who work there and have their officed there like it is the case in Buckingham Palace. So it was easier to do it all in an empty Palace which would not be the case for Buckingham Palace.
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The difference is that Hus ten Bosch Palace was empty after Princess Beratrrix has moved out. And there are not staff memers from the Royal Household who work there and have their officed there like it is the case in Buckingham Palace. So it was easier to do it all in an empty Palace which would not be the case for Buckingham Palace.
When Noordeinde Palace was in restoration (in the 1980's), and the Royal Palace Amsterdam (in the 2000's), and Huis ten Bosch (in the 2010's), and Het Loo Palace (right now), all was completely emptied. All staff were re-housed in temporary buildings. The same will happen to the Inner Court Complex, which will be restored soon: the whole complex with thousands of staff will transfer for at least 5 years to the former Department of Foreign Affairs. It was thought more efficient to empty all and everything and hand over the keys to the project bureau. They have a free field and no need to stop or delay works because maybe there is something in a part of the building.
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When Noordeinde Palace was in restoration (in the 1980's), and the Royal Palace Amsterdam (in the 2000's), and Huis ten Bosch (in the 2010's), and Het Loo Palace (right now), all was completely emptied. All staff were re-housed in temporary buildings. The same will happen to the Inner Court Complex, which will be restored soon: the whole complex with thousands of staff will transfer for at least 5 years to the former Department of Foreign Affairs. It was thought more efficient to empty all and everything and hand over the keys to the project bureau. They have a free field and no need to stop or delay works because maybe there is something in a part of the building.

But the Brits think otherwise. And it seems that in Buckingham Palace always one wing will be emptied and then renovated. So it is not that the Royal Family and the workers are in the same rooms.
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