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Old 02-22-2020, 09:19 AM
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Because Huis ten Bosch Palace is now occupied, the finances of the municipality of The Hague sees some surge. The annual property tax assessment has been sent to Huis ten Bosch. The municipality assesses the building to be worth 44 million Euro. It is a bit of a "suck it out of the thumb value" because there is no comparison to similar properties in the same neighbourhood, which is usually a benchmark for municipal taxations.

Huis ten Bosch: picture

Noordeinde Palace (picture), also in The Hague, has an annual property tax assessment of more than 100 million Euro.
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Old 02-22-2020, 12:58 PM
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Who needs to pay the bill for this property? The 'Rijksvastgoedbedrijf'(State Housing Agency)? I never knew they had to pay taxes for their buildings.
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Old 02-22-2020, 01:41 PM
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Who needs to pay the bill for this property? The 'Rijksvastgoedbedrijf'(State Housing Agency)? I never knew they had to pay taxes for their buildings.
Yes, the owner, the Rijksvastgoedbedrijf, the State Real Estate Agency has to pay municipal taxes for the all real estate it owns. It must be a massive amount: military barracks, State forests, ministerial departments, courts of Justice, police stations, state highways, state-owned monuments, royal estates, name it all.

The King himself has to pay residential taxes like dogs licence fees, waste charges, water authority charges, etc.
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The King and Queen making video-calls in their private offices.


The private office of the King:
https://nos.nl/data/image/2019/07/03.../1024x576a.jpg


The King in his private office:
https://www.ditjesendatjes.nl/app/up...Alexander.jpeg


The private office of the Queen:
https://indebuurt.nl/denhaag/wp-cont...2157695431.jpg


The Queen in her private office:
https://www.dvhn.nl/incoming/5p4w0s-...oad%20(95).jpg
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I like Queen Maxima's office.
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The King and Queen making video-calls in their private offices.



The private office of the Queen:
https://indebuurt.nl/denhaag/wp-cont...2157695431.jpg


The Queen in her private office:
https://www.dvhn.nl/incoming/5p4w0s-...oad%20(95).jpg
Look like the recent birthday greeting video to Queen Margrethe II was filmed in the queen's office.
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The King and Queen making video-calls in their private offices.


The private office of the King:
https://nos.nl/data/image/2019/07/03.../1024x576a.jpg


The King in his private office:
https://www.ditjesendatjes.nl/app/up...Alexander.jpeg


The private office of the Queen:
https://indebuurt.nl/denhaag/wp-cont...2157695431.jpg


The Queen in her private office:
https://www.dvhn.nl/incoming/5p4w0s-...oad%20(95).jpg



The portrait in the King's private office: Willem of Nassau, Prince of Orange (1533-1584) painted by Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt (1567-1641).

Owner: the (family) Foundation Historic Collections of the House Orange-Nassau

https://www.koninklijkeverzamelingen...f-962f049beb9d
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I like Queen Maxima's office.

Yes it very much reflects their characters: the King with a rational, typical Dutch sober design. The Queen with a rich and colourful design.
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At least both rooms have one thing in common: their chandeliers seem to be the same.
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Sometimes I see non-understanding about the modern interiors in Huis ten Bosch palace. Like the DNA Salon or the family library. But the palace has been extensively restored, from the lantern on the dome to the nature stone of the bordes (outside stairs). Dozens of specialists have restored the gilded ornaments, the stucco ceilings, the frescoes, the wallhangings, the antique furniture.

What is so modern, is the part of the palace which was heavily damaged during WWII. The new interiors replace interiors not older than 1950. The 17th C and 18th C salons have been restored with eye for detail. Nothing is destroyed: the building is a state patrmonium hors categorie and nothing can be changed in protected state halls, salons and rooms without experts having an opinion about it.
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At least both rooms have one thing in common: their chandeliers seem to be the same.
Well spotted I've just noticed that,but sadly not a fan
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The portrait in the King's private office: Willem of Nassau, Prince of Orange (1533-1584) painted by Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt (1567-1641).

Owner: the (family) Foundation Historic Collections of the House Orange-Nassau

https://www.koninklijkeverzamelingen...f-962f049beb9d
He's known here as William the Silent. His assassination led to fears in England that Elizabeth I might meet the same fate.
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He's known here as William the Silent. His assassination led to fears in England that Elizabeth I might meet the same fate.
And, also, as THE founding father (of the Orange dynasty and therefore of the country); even though he lived long before king Willem I (but in-between they had 'reigned' as 'stadtholders'). The literal translation from Dutch would be 'Father of the fatherland'.
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And, also, as THE founding father (of the Orange dynasty and therefore of the country); even though he lived long before king Willem I (but in-between they had 'reigned' as 'stadtholders'). The literal translation from Dutch would be 'Father of the fatherland'.
Thank you that's interesting. Yes I was aware of the role of the stadtholder. The revolt of the Netherlands is a great story of the struggle for freedom.
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I was reading that Huis ten Bosch was built for Amalia of Solms-Braunfels,Princess of Orange the wife of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange the youngest son of William the Silent and Louise de Coligny.
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Thank you that's interesting. Yes I was aware of the role of the stadtholder. The revolt of the Netherlands is a great story of the struggle for freedom.
Moved my respons to the topic about William of Orange/The Silent to avoid derailing this topic even further.
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I can't say I care much for Queen Máxima's office, the strong colors would drive me nuts. But I don't have to work there of course & as Duc says it did not do any damage to original interiors. The King's office is nice enough, lots of natural light and a nice view to the garden. Just the (lack of) book selection is a bit disappointing. I could even spot a book about skiing, which I am not sure is very related to his work .
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And, also, as THE founding father (of the Orange dynasty and therefore of the country); even though he lived long before king Willem I (but in-between they had 'reigned' as 'stadtholders'). The literal translation from Dutch would be 'Father of the fatherland'.
I think that Willem of Nassau, Prince of Orange was the Pater Patriæ indeed but not the founder of the Orange dynasty in the Netherlands. That honour goes to Engelbrecht I von Nassau-Dillenburg, who married the 11 years old (!) Jehenne de Polanen in 1403, heiress to a dazzling fortune. This marriage would make this German noble family amongst the wealthiest and most powerful nobles in the Low Countries.

1403 Engelbrecht I von Nassau-Dillenburg married Jehenne de Polanen, Lady of Breda
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1442 Johan IV van Nassau-Breda
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1475 Johan V van Nassau-Breda
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1515 Hendrik III van Nassau-Breda married Claude de Chalon, princesse d'Orange
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1530 René van Nassau-Breda, prince d'Orange
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1544 Willem I van Nassau-Dillenburg , prince d'Orange
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I can't say I care much for Queen Máxima's office, the strong colors would drive me nuts. But I don't have to work there of course & as Duc says it did not do any damage to original interiors. The King's office is nice enough, lots of natural light and a nice view to the garden. Just the (lack of) book selection is a bit disappointing. I could even spot a book about skiing, which I am not sure is very related to his work .
What I could deduct on the King's bookshelf:

Great Maps, The World's Masterpieces Explored
Vargic’s Miscellany of Curious Maps
Het Universum van Amsterdam (about cartography in Amsterdam)
Ski-Atlas of the World
Goedemorgen, meneer Mandela (memoirs from the personal assistente of Nelson Mandela)
Interventions (memoirs of Kofi Annan)
Management Made Simple (McKinsey management book)
Meer Waarde (More Value - McKinsey management book)
De Verborgen Impact (The Hidden Impact - about sustainability)

A picture of the royal couple at Windsor Castle
A picture of the royal couple at the races
A picture of the Princess of Orange
A picture of a young Máxima
A picture of Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus
A holiday picture of the King's family

Other books and pictures were hard to deduct.
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I don't care much for Queen Máxima's office decoration either,minus the overpowering wallpaper it wouldn't be too bad.
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