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Tina 08-18-2003 11:09 AM

Villa Eikenhorst & Estate 'De Horsten', Wassenaar
 
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Wassenaar

xxPatrickxx 01-09-2004 08:39 AM

Villa Eikenhorst & Estate 'De Horsten', Wassenaar
 
The photo's from the eikenhorst inside, came frome a builder in the house!
but i can't find the pictures of the house anymore, who can helo me?

xxPatrickxx 01-09-2004 08:43 AM

I mean the photo's of the interior of the eikenhorst, the house of Prince Willem-Alexander, Princess Máxima and little Amalia.

I can only find the pictures of the eikenhorst outside, please,who can help me?

The Watcher 01-09-2004 11:31 AM

As far as I know, there are no pictures anymore. Last summer you could find the pictures on the site www.beneluxpress.com, but they are removed.

Gabriella 04-16-2005 10:06 AM

bumping this thread up. Does anyone know where you can find photos of Eikenhorst?

susan alicia 04-16-2005 02:16 PM

I think printing them is illegal in holland and you can be taken to court for it, but maybe the international situation is different.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gabriella
bumping this thread up. Does anyone know where you can find photos of Eikenhorst?


Gabriella 04-16-2005 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by susan alicia
I think printing them is illegal in holland and you can be taken to court for it, but maybe the international situation is different.

Really? That is interesting. I'm just curious to know, why would it be illegal in Holland?

DDD 04-16-2005 05:44 PM

The press made some pics in the Eikenhorst. All the rooms were photographed. W-A and Maxima were furieus and went to the court. They won and the press had to pay some money. Don't know how much.
I think it is illigal to make photographs of private property and then place it in a gossipmagazine.

Alisa 04-16-2005 06:28 PM

But the rooms were under renovation so it's not like we got to see what the couple's actual rooms look like.

susan alicia 04-17-2005 01:40 AM

in addition, one on the builders/decorating team took pictures of the empty house, their bathroom and some other rooms and sold them.
It was done without their permission and the amount of money the magazine had to pay was not little.

QUOTE=DDD]The press made some pics in the Eikenhorst. All the rooms were photographed. W-A and Maxima were furieus and went to the court. They won and the press had to pay some money. Don't know how much.
I think it is illigal to make photographs of private property and then place it in a gossipmagazine.[/QUOTE]

Marengo 05-10-2005 11:46 AM

Some pictures of the interior while they were redecorating:

The Kitchen

A tile with a horseman

Sauna 1

Sauna 2

Stiped wall pattern

Living Room

Fireplace

Bathtub

Corridor

Dining Room

The outside, the serre and terrace

Marengo 05-10-2005 11:47 AM

https://www.theepaviljoendehorsten.nl...eikenhorst.jpga better view of the facade.

xxPatrickxx 01-29-2006 09:26 AM

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Villa Eikenhorst from Prince Willem-Alexander and his family

Marengo 04-01-2008 05:12 AM

Some paths on the Horsten estate received a new name. The PoO and Princess Maxima received plates of streetnames for each daughter and they had them placed on the estate. So there now is an Amalialaan, a Alexia Julianapad and a Ariane Wilhelminapad

TLLK 04-01-2008 09:54 AM

The kitchen is quite modern and streamlined when compared to the rest of the photos.

marmi 10-06-2008 01:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 748610)
Some paths on the Horsten estate received a new name. The PoO and Princess Maxima received plates of streetnames for each daughter and they had them placed on the estate. So there now is an Amalialaan, a Alexia Julianapad and a Ariane Wilhelminapad

Wow thats a neat idea. I love it. Thanks Marengo :flowers:

ashelen 10-06-2008 09:59 AM

Thank yo so much for sharing the photos of the inside of the house, it looks so regal the place with exeption of the kitchen, so modern and quite small considering the big place it is!!!!! I really would love to see how she decorated!!! how it looks today!! and specially I would love to see her closet!!!!!!

sneeuwklokje 10-06-2008 10:03 AM

Yeah, fat chance. If there is one private Royal family, it's them.

ashelen 10-06-2008 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sneeuwklokje (Post 832983)
Yeah, fat chance. If there is one private Royal family, it's them.

I don't blmae them, probably I would be the same, but still it would be nice to see the inside how it looks today and how many people is working there to keep the lace, nice and tidy!!!!

marmi 10-06-2008 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ashelen (Post 832986)
I don't blmae them, probably I would be the same, but still it would be nice to see the inside how it looks today

I feel exactly the same....
Feel that I am prying but just so curious to see how Maxima has chosen to decorate her home... :rolleyes:

sgl 10-06-2008 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marmi (Post 833069)
I feel exactly the same....
Feel that I am prying but just so curious to see how Maxima has chosen to decorate her home... :rolleyes:

I agree. My curiosity is piqued. I would imagine the house to have bright colors throughout. Maxima has such a bright personality, and I imagine that her home would reflect this.

marmi 10-06-2008 07:26 PM

I hope so, sgl, otherwise I dont think that it wouldnt feel right. To me, at any rate...

ashelen 10-06-2008 09:51 PM

I saw 2 photos, and sorry I can not remeber where, once was of Alexia, in her birhtday with some tradtional outfit , and it looks in hr house, very regal pleace but with a very modern paiting that I presume could be her sisters, too modern for my taste I did not like it, other photos with 2 of the girls on the floor playing like in the dinning room, what i remeber a formal seat but all a kind of difuse so you could not see much the background! but may be somebody in the forum has some photos t share!

Marengo 09-17-2010 08:13 AM

There was a small operette about 3 farms on the Horsten estate. Newspaper ' Volkskrant' published recently that the prince wanted to demolish 3 farms with an historical value, build new houses and exploit it commercially.

Now, the RVD wrote a response and the newspaper seems to have done some very bad journalism. Among other things, the houses are no monuments at all, there are no plans to demolish them yet, the estate is property of HM the Queen, and I believe the houses are of one of the Queen's sisters. There was a plan how to make the estate break-even. Considering the number of mistakes in the article, it makes you wonder about the state of Dutch press (as VK is considered to be one of the quality newspapers).

Good that the RVD corrects it IMHO (I hope they will do it more often in the future), but I have to say that the way they did it doesn't win any beauty peagants. It seems patronising to write in somebody else's text, and the style of the whole things makes you wonder if the piece has been written by a high school student, or a junior intern at the very best:

https://content1c.omroep.nl/7a3adfa37...volkskrant.pdf

And perhaps somebody can reveal to the RVD that it is possible to change documents to pdf format, so people can not change the content (they are warning for that,before they start correcting the article).

Another thing is, that although the RVD corrcted many mistakes, not much/nothing was published in the press about it. Perhaps next time an open letter to the editor would ensure more exposure (as a way to correct lies).


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A clip of the RVD, where they explain the reason why the RF is looking for ways to make the estate make break-even

https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/Actueel...mber_2010.html

Marengo 09-23-2010 05:20 AM

Some more pictures of the estate, with pictures of the houses where prince Floris and princess Margarita will live respectively:

Achtergronden Royalblog.nl: Op landgoed De Horsten ontstaat een oranjedorp

According to the blog, prince Floris was truying to buy the property for 4 years.

Marengo 11-03-2010 05:26 AM

The procedure to demolish two farms at the Horsten estate has to been done all over again. Officialy because the municipalty of Wassenaar made some mistakes during the 1st procedure (when they gave permission to demolish the farms):

Procedure boerderijen De Horsten moet over - Koninklijk huis - Reformatorisch Dagblad

Marengo 11-09-2010 05:34 AM

Last week it became clear that prince Pieter-Christiaan and princess Anita also have plan to move to the estate, provided they get the right building permits.

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And an update on the 'historic' farms: they are filled with asbestos. The farm on Eikenhorst 3 has 600 m2 of asbestos and the farm on raaphorst 5 has 200 m2 of asbestos. This was revealed by the Volkskrant, a newspaper that has a row with the RVD about their reports on the estate. According to the RVD it is 'old news'.

Asbest hindert sloop boerderijen De Horsten - Binnenland - VK

So even if they get the license to demolish the buildings it will be a slow and expensive affair to remove the asbestos.

Another small fight: the RVD denies that there are already official plans about what to build on the location of the farms, Leo Dubbelaar, of an organization that wants to preserve the 'historic' farms claims that there is such a plan and that he will find it.

Sigh.

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And on monday the RVD published the first paper of the file in which the royal family asks permission to demolish the farms:

https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/dsc8bb3...t=document.pdf

This happened due to the row with the Volkskrant. De newspaper stated that the prince of Orange asked for the demolishment, but the file states B.W.A. van Oranje-Nassau (B.W.A. = Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard). The RVD already pointed this out and also added that the estate is property of the Queen, not of the prince.

Marengo 11-10-2010 06:05 AM

A 'tweet' by the RVD: 'will the Volkskrant finally stop publishing false information? Not the prince but the Queen asked for the documents'.
https://www.volkskrant.nl/static/FOTO...20101109081113

- now the Volkskrant replies that they never said that the Prince asked for these papers, BUT that the prince actually has spoken with the mayor of Wassenaar about demolishing the farms.

I didn't agree the first time that the RVD openly attacked the Volkskrant and I do not like it this second time either. It is not their task to get caught up in a fight (or even cause it, as is the case here), and it seems rather childish namecalling. Added to that, the tweet seems again to be written by an intern or so. Although everybody writes 'info' instead of information/informatie, I don't think an official institute like the royal house/RVD should do that.

Marengo 02-22-2011 05:06 AM

According to the 'Leidsch Dagblad' a hiking trail at the Horsten estate will be changed. At the moment the trail is close to the new house of Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma and her husband. It will be changed to give the family some more privacy.

The princess followed the normal procedure with the municipalty of Wassenaar for this btw.
LD - Prinses Margarita krijgt privacy van gemeente Wassenaar

Courtesy: Martin T. at the BRMB.

Josefine 04-27-2011 07:05 AM

how large is the estate

lucien 04-27-2011 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Josefine (Post 1239795)
how large is the estate

415 Hectares of undivided forests,dunes,farmground and,ofcourse,farms and houses.So it is quite large.The Horsten estate is private property of the Monarch.

More info here:

The Dutch Royal House

Josefine 04-27-2011 07:30 AM

thank you

how many family lives at the estate?

lucien 04-27-2011 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Josefine (Post 1239820)
thank you

how many family lives at the estate?

Besides the "civilians" of which their are a lot,there's the Prince of Orange and his family,Princess Margarita and Tjalling and theirs,Prince P-C and his,Prince Floris and his and I'm sure a few more will be added in due time.

Do they live close to eachother?Some do,some don't,depends...
Do they pop-in and out at regular intervals?Yes,they do..:smile:

Besides Jo,there already is more then enough info on anything anywhere in this Forum,you just have to look it up....;)

Marengo 09-06-2011 05:40 AM

There was a public hearing of the Cuypersgenootschap & the counsil of Wassenaar yesterday:

Stichting slijpt messen over boerderijen op De Horsten - Achtergronden ROYALBLOG.NL

The secretary of the association, Leo Dubbelaar, was the only speaker and he accused the city of Wassenaar to be too impressed by the 'high owner' of the estate (the Queen) etc. etc. And he stuck to his plea that the asbestos-filled farms from the 50-ties have an historic value. Even the local press didn't seem too interested according to the article.

lucien 09-27-2011 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 1312970)
There was a public hearing of the Cuypersgenootschap & the counsil of Wassenaar yesterday:

Stichting slijpt messen over boerderijen op De Horsten - Achtergronden ROYALBLOG.NL

The secretary of the association, Leo Dubbelaar, was the only speaker and he accused the city of Wassenaar to be too impressed by the 'high owner' of the estate (the Queen) etc. etc. And he stuck to his plea that the asbestos-filled farms from the 50-ties have an historic value. Even the local press didn't seem too interested according to the article.

It is not as much of historical value as it is of histerical value to that man,Dubbelaar...babbelaar...No-one is interested really...

NGalitzine 09-27-2011 03:34 PM

Whats the historical interest/value besides the location? I was under the impression the buildings are not exactly ancient and are in rather bad repair besides having asbestos problems.

ashelen 12-01-2011 11:44 AM

Google Vertaling
thank you Fanvanmaxima1:flowers:
here we can see some photos of the entrance inside! lovely!
I noticed 2 things one that the main door does not look to have very secure locks, like normal handle and that 's it! and in 2 wals it is like 2 paints the same? may be somebody can have better eyes than me?

lucien 12-01-2011 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NGalitzine (Post 1320647)
Whats the historical interest/value besides the location? I was under the impression the buildings are not exactly ancient and are in rather bad repair besides having asbestos problems.


They are derelict,yes.There is no historical interest to the said buildings at all,just a hysterical interest by the village fools..that's all.:smile:

The buildings will be torn down and something new will be build to make the estate profitable again,that's the aim.

lucien 01-16-2012 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 1312970)
There was a public hearing of the Cuypersgenootschap & the counsil of Wassenaar yesterday:

Stichting slijpt messen over boerderijen op De Horsten - Achtergronden ROYALBLOG.NL

The secretary of the association, Leo Dubbelaar, was the only speaker and he accused the city of Wassenaar to be too impressed by the 'high owner' of the estate (the Queen) etc. etc. And he stuck to his plea that the asbestos-filled farms from the 50-ties have an historic value. Even the local press didn't seem too interested according to the article.

Good!The Cuypers Society ceased their opposition to demolishing the two derelict farms at the Horsten estate.They've acknowledged that the farms hold no monumental value.......(just mental.....to them...:whistling:...)

So the demolishing of the buildings can go ahead and new houses will be build on the site.

fortimo 03-22-2013 04:16 PM

The plan of the Villa Eikenhorst (first and second etage):
Villa Eikenhorst
Villa Eikenhorst

From this article:
Los prncipes de Orange ya viven en su nueva casa, Villa Eikenhorst
Google Fordító

Other article with some picture:
https://www.paleizen.nl/Paleizenbesta...Eikenhorst.htm
https://translate.google.hu/translate...Eikenhorst.htm

lucien 03-23-2013 01:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fortimo (Post 1530713)
The plan of the Villa Eikenhorst (first and second etage):
Villa Eikenhorst
Villa Eikenhorst

From this article:
Los prncipes de Orange ya viven en su nueva casa, Villa Eikenhorst
Google Fordító

Other article with some picture:
Eikenhorst
Google Fordító


There's more on the Eikenhorst here::smile:

Home - Het Koninklijk Huis

fortimo 11-23-2013 09:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ashelen (Post 1342469)
Google Vertaling
thank you Fanvanmaxima1:flowers:
here we can see some photos of the entrance inside! lovely!
I noticed 2 things one that the main door does not look to have very secure locks, like normal handle and that 's it! and in 2 wals it is like 2 paints the same? may be somebody can have better eyes than me?

One more photos for this meeting:
Officieel bezoek president Mali, 29 november - december 2011 - Het Koninklijk Huis

In this article there is a photo, if I understand correct, that it was made also in the villa:
https://www.trouw.nl/tr/nl/4492/Neder...ar-wonen.dhtml

Other picture made in the villa:
https://vorstenvroegerennu.nl/?p=570

And an other meetings in the villa, here you can see very good the living-room:
https://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/03/p...n-johnson.html

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https://members3.boardhost.com/Benelu...378094594.html

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https://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/05/k...maxima_23.html

Duc_et_Pair 04-26-2014 01:22 PM

King Willem-Alexander received the Patriarch of Constantinople in his very own private living room at Villa Eikenhorst. The picture shows a lot of the interior:

Picture (source rkk.nl) https://statischecontent.nl/img/orig/...12f1da2ece.jpg

Marengo 09-29-2014 06:34 AM

The mobile cabin that the king will temporarily get in his garden will contain a hall, two reception rooms and a meeting room. Quite shabby, let's hope he will never receive foreign visitors there.

Dutch King moving into mobile cabin in backyard - News Summary R O Y A L B L O G. N L

Duc_et_Pair 09-30-2014 07:52 AM

The article is a bit tendentious if you ask me. "The empty palace in Amsterdam". I think the author will know that the Royal Palace in Amsterdam is in fact in use as a museum and totally unfit for living or as office.

Duc_et_Pair 02-21-2015 10:14 AM

When the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima moved into Villa de Eikenhorst, it looked like this and like this but now, some 12-13 years later, the building seems eaten by green plants.... Look at the situation now...

I can see that the greenkeepers are carefully cutting the ivy away from the roof and the woodwork, but I associate ivy with decay. It is hell of a work to prevent the ivy eating your woodwork and I think it is not exactly good for the house...

:ermm:

gerry 02-21-2015 10:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 1752354)
When the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima moved into Villa de Eikenhorst, it looked like this and like this but now, some 12-13 years later, the building seems eaten by green plants.... Look at the situation now...

I can see that the greenkeepers are carefully cutting the ivy away from the roof and the woodwork, but I associate ivy with decay. It is hell of a work to prevent the ivy eating your woodwork and I think it is not exactly good for the house...

:ermm:

According to this article Can Ivy Damage Brick or Wood on Your Home? | Today's Homeowner
ivy can be beneficial to brick houses as it keeps the house cool and walls dry (Holland is VERY wet!). In that the Dutch know something about gardens, I would think that the decision to grow ivy on Eikenhorst's walls is well considered.:flowers::whistling:

Duc_et_Pair 02-21-2015 11:17 AM

We may assume that the King has plenty of gardeners to control the ivy. My parents had ivy as well and it was a never-ending fight to control the green getting hold of the woodwork and the rooftop...


When the King moves out of Eikenhorst, I hope he has a decent maintenance plan because it lasts only one year of neglect to get the house completely over-coverd...

Marengo 11-13-2015 05:18 PM

Prince Pieter-Christiaan & family will also be moving to the estate. He told this to magazine 'Prive'.

ashelen 11-13-2015 10:48 PM

I have this idea that if you have any plant on the walls of your house, you will have a lot of insects inside the house, really not my cup of tea!
Whe they will move out of the estate?

Duc_et_Pair 11-14-2015 06:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ashelen (Post 1838667)
I have this idea that if you have any plant on the walls of your house, you will have a lot of insects inside the house, really not my cup of tea!
Whe they will move out of the estate?

It is actually a very environment-friendly solution to isolate your house: warm in winter and cool in summer, to give birds ample of possibilities to build nests and ach ja... insects... just place insect screens...

:lol:

A sustainable house with green walls and roof

Appartments in Mannheim (Germany)

Indoor green walls in an office in The Hague (Netherlands)

To fight graffitti: make green walls, a railway station in Amsterdam

An office in Monte-Carlo, principality of Monaco

Villa Eikenhorst in 2001

Villa Eikenhorst in 2015

The King will move to Huis ten Bosch in 2018/2019, so is the expectation. On Friday 12 November 2015 the Rijksvastgoedbedrijf (Government Real Estate Agency) has decided to grant the renovation of the palace to the construction company J.P. van Eesteren / TBI.

This company was one of the inscriptors into the public tender for the renovation of the palace. Now it has been announced that this company will remove all old plumbings, floorcovers, ceilings and sanitary. When this is done to the satisfaction of the Rijksvastgoedbesdrijf and with respect for the monumental surroundings, the company may 'win' the rest of the renovation project.

The costs of the renovation of Huis ten Bosch will be around 60 million Euro (65 million US Dollars). In this amount the stunning Oranjesael is not included: that has been separately renovated an few years ago, for an equally staggering amount of money.

ashelen 07-18-2017 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 1838739)
It is actually a very environment-friendly solution to isolate your house: warm in winter and cool in summer, to give birds ample of possibilities to build nests and ach ja... insects... just place insect screens...

:lol:

A sustainable house with green walls and roof

Appartments in Mannheim (Germany)

Indoor green walls in an office in The Hague (Netherlands)

To fight graffitti: make green walls, a railway station in Amsterdam

An office in Monte-Carlo, principality of Monaco

Villa Eikenhorst in 2001

Villa Eikenhorst in 2015

The King will move to Huis ten Bosch in 2018/2019, so is the expectation. On Friday 12 November 2015 the Rijksvastgoedbedrijf (Government Real Estate Agency) has decided to grant the renovation of the palace to the construction company J.P. van Eesteren / TBI.

This company was one of the inscriptors into the public tender for the renovation of the palace. Now it has been announced that this company will remove all old plumbings, floorcovers, ceilings and sanitary. When this is done to the satisfaction of the Rijksvastgoedbesdrijf and with respect for the monumental surroundings, the company may 'win' the rest of the renovation project.

The costs of the renovation of Huis ten Bosch will be around 60 million Euro (65 million US Dollars). In this amount the stunning Oranjesael is not included: that has been separately renovated an few years ago, for an equally staggering amount of money.

Thank you for all the info , pity some links to the potos they do not work anymore!:sad:
I can imagine all this cost , it is incredible how much money it takes!
But would love to see at least in photos the inside of Huis ten Bosh and Villa Eikenhorst, I mean the private rooms, kitchen bedrroms, dressing rooms, must be stunning!

tommy100 12-26-2017 06:19 PM

What will happen to the Villa when the RF move into Huis ten Bosch? Is somebody else going to move in or will it just be left? If so I hope they learn from the apparent neglect of other royal residences (well assumed neglect given the large amounts of money now being spent on palaces) and keep Eikenhorst in a good condition to be used again.

Duc_et_Pair 12-26-2017 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tommy100 (Post 2057200)
What will happen to the Villa when the RF move into Huis ten Bosch? Is somebody else going to move in or will it just be left? If so I hope they learn from the apparent neglect of other royal residences (well assumed neglect given the large amounts of money now being spent on palaces) and keep Eikenhorst in a good condition to be used again.

There was never a neglect of Noordeinde, Huis ten Bosch, Het Loo or the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. It are simply 16th C or 17th C monuments in the highest category which require restoration, renovation, modernization in every 30 or 40 years. Even when it is for the technical installations alone (climate control, wiring, security measures, asbestose removal, making the building more energy neutral) it already costs unbelievable sums.

In 30 years time the gilding of doorknobs have gone, the silk curtains here and there fade out, there are damages to carpets, some chairs crack or look worn out, the thousands lightbulbs maybe can better be replaced by modern OLED lighting, etc.) And there are personal wishes. The current royal couple has become accustomed to a direct access to the garden. At Huis ten Bosch it seems the King wants to construct private appartments in a side wing with a direct access to the garden. In a monumental 17th C building this needs a costly renovation to construct it according the King's wishes without damaging the exterior of the palace. The current royal couple also has requested a landscape architect to change the park around the palace. Also that will be a costly affair.

The Estate De Horsten has recently been given to the King. His mother Princess Beatrix owned the estate until recently. We may assume that his daughters will live on the estate. A few years ago some farmhouses, no longer in use as such, have been demolished and exclusive villas (in a countryside style befitting the estate) have been build.

Duc_et_Pair 12-27-2017 06:37 AM

During the Christmass Address of the King there were tweets on Twitter about "the white painting". Varying from "that is for the beamer on which WA watches sports" to other funny remarks.

It seems to be a scuplture by Ad Dekkers (1938-1974). During the Christmas Address the viewers saw it from the side, as an empty white painting. But when one is standing in front, a relief is visible: it seems to be a kerf in the empty white object which gives different results when seen from different sides.

Apparently it was a present of Queen Beatrix to Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima. The same work hangs in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. It seems Princess Beatrix is a lifelong admirer of the art of Ad Dekkers and has collected various of his artworks in her residences.

The work in the Stedelijk Museum

The work in Villa Eikenhorst

An Ard Ri 02-25-2019 02:58 PM

Some tress were cut and new tress planted at the Villa Eikenhorst

https://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?...19%20Wassenaar

Marengo 07-01-2019 03:39 AM

A story that will probably raise some eye-brows in the Netherlands:

The king is said to have plans to rent-out Villa Eikenhorst to Abdul Rahman Al-Otaibi, ambassador of Kuweit.

https://www.telegraaf.nl/financieel/...561964464.html

The rent will be 10.000 euros per month, which can be used for the upkeep of the house and estate.

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I am sure there will be some questions on how the king can fill his pockets by renting out a house which was renovated at the cost of the Dutch tax payer. But IMHO there is no point of letting he vila stand empty for the next decades.

Note that the king offered the house for rent on the website Funda on April 1st of this year, which was an April Fools joke. So we will have to wait and see if the present information is actually correct.

Duc_et_Pair 07-02-2019 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 2235846)
A story that will probably raise some eye-brows in the Netherlands:

The king is said to have plans to rent-out Villa Eikenhorst to Abdul Rahman Al-Otaibi, ambassador of Kuweit.

https://www.telegraaf.nl/financieel/...561964464.html

The rent will be 10.000 euros per month, which can be used for the upkeep of the house and estate.

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I am sure there will be some questions on how the king can fill his pockets by renting out a house which was renovated at the cost of the Dutch tax payer. But IMHO there is no point of letting he vila stand empty for the next decades.

Note that the king offered the house for rent on the website Funda on April 1st of this year, which was an April Fools joke. So we will have to wait and see if the present information is actually correct.

120.000 annual revenue on an empty house is a lot. The villa is new build in the 1980's and has no any historic or monumental status. The house was refurbished by the Prince's own money. Unlike heirs in other countries he had to purchase a property.

An Ard Ri 07-02-2019 12:29 PM

Absolutely E120,000 is quite a lot and I'm sure we will be reading and hearing more on this!

Duc_et_Pair 07-02-2019 01:39 PM

Imagine that in 10 years the Princess of Orange will live at Eikenhorst. Then she will move into a well-maintained former residence of the Ambassador of Kuwait and the royal family has received 1,2 million in rent for it.

Big deal.

The alternative: an empty house, with all costs, no revenue and possibly a big renovation needed when the Princess of Orange want to use it.

B.t.w. I do not rule out that the Princess of Orange will move into the completely renovated romantic Drakensteyn estate (where Princess Beatrix lives) leaving Eikenhorst in rented state until the abdication of King Willem-Alexander (to become his private villa again after the kingship).

Drakensteyn Estate: https://www.hartvannederland.nl/wp-c...1-1000x562.jpg

An Ard Ri 04-26-2020 08:35 PM

Was the Villa Eikenhorst rented out in the end?

Duc_et_Pair 04-27-2020 02:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by An Ard Ri (Post 2310428)
Was the Villa Eikenhorst rented out in the end?

No idea, the rumour was that Abdul Rahman Al-Otaibi, the Ambassador of Quwait in the Netherlands, would rent the empty place for 120.000 Euro per year. But since then no any news has emerged.

An Ard Ri 07-24-2020 09:39 AM

There seems to be some work taking place at the gatekeeper's house at the entrance to the royal estate in Wassenaar.

https://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?...20%20Wassenaar


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