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Helena 09-25-2003 01:16 PM

Where do they live?
 
HM the Queen lives in Palace 'Huis ten Bosch' in The Hague (near Wassenaar)

Her Majesty's workpalace/ office is Noordeinde Palace, in the center of The Hague. Janet only saw the front of the palace, which is rather small. King Willem I added some extra buildings to thepalace & it is quite large, but you can only see that from the backside.

Princess Juliana & Prince Bernhard are living at Soestdijk POalace, Baarn (almost the center of the country, near Utrecht)

Villa Eikenhorst in Wassenaar is build on grounds that once belonged to Prince Frederik (2nd son of King Willem I, father of Queen Louise of Sweden & Norway), the grounds where inherited by his 2nd daughter Marie, Princess of Wied, she sold the grounds (Raaphorst, de Horsten etc. to her niece Queen Wilhelmina) In the 80-ties Princess Christina built a villa on the estate, now it is beiing recdecorated for the Prince & Princess of Orange

Palace op de Dam is only used for ceremonial purposes, sometimes heads oof state will spent the night there during a state visit (not often though)

The Queen also owns the wonderful small Castle ''Drakensteyn' which is next to Soestdijk palace, she lived there before she became Queen. Sometimes she spent the weekends over there (not very often) and it is expected that either Johan-Friso or Constantijn will establish there with their family.

In Apeldoorn there is palace 'Het Loo', favorite resort of Queen Wilhelmina, but now used as a museum, on the estete Princess Margriet & her husband are living in a bungalow. On the same estate there is the castle 'het oude Loo' used when the family wants to hunt.

Princess Irene lives in a large house in 'Wijk bij Duurstede (below Utrecht)

Princess Juliana & Prince Bernhard have the villa 'l'elephante felice' in Porto Ercole, the owns queen an old farm in Tavernele, Tuscany.

I believe that Princess Margriet also owns a chalet in Lech.

Marie-Caroline 01-31-2006 08:52 AM

Home of Constantijn and Laurentien
 
I know they live in Brussels. Does anyone know where exactly? Thank you.

didem 06-08-2006 09:17 AM

Laurentine and Constanjin live in Brussels - Why?

Where do Mabel and Friso live?

Maxie 06-08-2006 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by didem
Laurentine and Constanjin live in Brussels - Why?

Where do Mabel and Friso live?

Because Constantijn and Laurentien work there.
The same goes for Mabel and Friso, they work and live in London.

QUEENECE29 01-16-2009 12:49 PM

Where do Mabel, Laurentine, Marilene, Anette, Anita, Aimee...
have you any photos?

Marengo 01-22-2009 07:15 AM

I have no pictures of their houses but Maurits and Benrhard + families both live in Amsterdam Zuid or Oud-Zuid. I believe Floris also lives in Amsterdam as do Jaime of Bourbon-Parma and his twin sister Margarita (the latter in a new neighbourhood, possible Zeeburg or IJburg). Prince Pieter-Christiaan has moved to Noordwijk (near Leiden), Mabel lives in Kensington, London while Constantijn and family are living in Brussels.
I have never seen a picture of Friso's and Constantijn's appartments though. The houses of Maurits, Bernhard, Floris and Jaime are sometimes pictured in a gossip magazine but they are not available online.

QUEENECE29 02-12-2009 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 883059)
I have no pictures of their houses but Maurits and Benrhard + families both live in Amsterdam Zuid or Oud-Zuid. I believe Floris also lives in Amsterdam as do Jaime of Bourbon-Parma and his twin sister Margarita (the latter in a new neighbourhood, possible Zeeburg or IJburg). Prince Pieter-Christiaan has moved to Noordwijk (near Leiden), Mabel lives in Kensington, London while Constantijn and family are living in Brussels.
I have never seen a picture of Friso's and Constantijn's appartments though. The houses of Maurits, Bernhard, Floris and Jaime are sometimes pictured in a gossip magazine but they are not available online.


Marengo Thanks for details. I wonder, I wanted to see the photos for.

Emmily 05-02-2013 01:02 PM

I'm sure this was asked and answered after Princess Beatrix announced her abdication, but will WA and Maxima move now that he is King or will they continue to live where they are now? Thanks

NGalitzine 05-02-2013 01:14 PM

They will eventually move to Huis ten Bosh once Beatrix relocates to her private estate.

Emmily 05-02-2013 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NGalitzine (Post 1547516)
They will eventually move to Huis ten Bosh once Beatrix relocates to her private estate.

Thanks, NGalitzine, I do remember seeing the posts about Beatrix and her move but couldn't recall the rest.

Marengo 07-22-2015 04:17 PM

Constantijn and Laurentien bought this 490 sq. meter house in The Hague for 990.000 euros:

Prins Constantijn en prinses Laurentien kopen eigen huis in Den Haag. Zie foto's - Bekende Buren

lucien 08-05-2015 04:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NGalitzine (Post 1547516)
They will eventually move to Huis ten Bosh once Beatrix relocates to her private estate.

The Princess now lives at Drakensteyn,but Huis ten Bosch Palace undergoes major renovations & updates,so it won't be until somewhere next year till the RF can move in.:smile:

Duc_et_Pair 08-25-2015 04:53 PM

I am a bit surprised. Prince Constantijn bought a nice house (which needs a total updo) but it is pretty un-secluded, easy accessible for anyone who wants to do them harm. I expected the "reserve King" to take up residence at the lush and green royal estate De Horsten, where the King lives in the Villa Eikenhorst.

The new princely house is a nice object with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, an annex for an office, and it is situated in the Benoordenhout area (a stately neighbourhood in The Hague), it is situated alongside a canal but I wonder what will happen to Eikenhorst? Will the King keep it apart as a future house for Princess Catharina-Amalia?

Marengo 08-26-2015 07:53 PM

Perhaps he doesn't have enough funds to keep up an estate like the Horsten? His 3 aunts all received considerable inheritances from Q. Wilhelmina and were able to buy/build a nice place. And later they received a substantial inheritance from their parents. Prince Constantijn will most likely have less private funds at his disposal.

Of course the couple likes city-life. If not the Eikenhorst they may have found another place at the estate, like some of his cousins did. Though there was some controversy about that which they may want to avoid. I don't think that there will be many free-standing properties with big gardens and privacy available in The Hague/Wassenaar for only 990.000 euros.

Perhaps they will continue to use the Eikenhorst as an extra guest residence until CA will get married.

Duc_et_Pair 01-03-2018 05:10 AM

Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien have bought a house in the Benoordenhout district of The Hague. The Benoordenhout is a stately district with houses built between 1925-1935. At first sight it does not really look like a house for the brother of the King. The house (built 1926) seems to have a protected status and has nice details.

But there are so many, many, many fabulous estates in The Hague. A bit of a strange choice. Or the couple must really like a house built in this period (the style is called "Delftse School").

The house (currently in restoration, so it will possibly look different after it)

Side view 1

Side view 1 in the 1930's

Garage

Detail of the window panes

Vestibule (entrance hall)

Stairway and elevator with glass-in-led windows

Second stairway with glass-in-led windows

Ceiling salon downstairs

Marengo 01-03-2018 05:32 AM

It is a lovely house with lovely details of the Delftse school.

It seems that the building you have shown also belongs to the property. So the house is not restricted to the part that is located on the Burnierstraat. The lower floor windows -with bars- can be seen in the website in post #11. The renovations must have been very extensive indeed as 990.000 euros is nothing for a house of this size, even in The Hague.

It seems the place is a few steps away from the Koninginnegracht and only one block away from the Shell buildings, so centrally located indeed.

Duc_et_Pair 01-03-2018 09:05 AM

The site of monumentenzorg Den Haag describes it as "een voormalig herenhuis met een personeelswoning" ("a former mansion with staff house"), originally designed for the family De Mol van Otterloo.

It has two wings, the longer one at the 't Hoenstraat, the shorter wing at the Burnierstraat with an extrance to the garden and a staff house. The corner 't Hoenstraat / Burnierstraat has an entrance to an indoor car parking, which was -back then in the 1930's- an eyecatcher.

It is a protected building because "traditionalistic workmanship and high quality of the Delftse School is combined with expressionist details from the Amsterdamse School as well the location in a landscapely nice part of the Benoordenhout district".

New house in The Hague (the one with the orange rooftiles)

It is bigger than it looks from the outside.




tommy100 01-03-2018 10:13 AM

Just to pick up on something discussed in another thread here, Princess Beatrix sold a townhouse this year in the Hague adjoining Palace Lange Voorhout. Apparently Constantijn and his family did live there temporarily a few years back so maybe they have certain ideas of what they want/style of house and this matched that.

Duc_et_Pair 01-03-2018 11:44 AM

Yes, I had the idea, how could they move in such a small house? But from above it is bigger than it looks when you see it from the street: three houses with rooftops but in between it is detached with an invisible roof. Now I understand why it has an elevator and two glass-in-led stairways.

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-p5Ii9yusQ...hoenstraat.jpg

Just restore the house completely spic-and-span, fill it with a mix of modern art and some eye-catchers from the Orange-Nassau collection, put royal gold-, silver- and crystalware on the dining table in the main salon, loan some uniformed staff from bro WA and they have a representative house.

But still the mansion they left (the house at the right hand side of this picture) appeals more to me. Maybe it lacks privacy as the big mansion next door, the former office of Queen Beatrix, is now a museum.


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