Wassenaar – The Hague

Buitenplaatsen De dorpskern van Wassenaar bleef eeuwenlang klein, maar de strandwallen tussen Den Haag en het oude dorp werden ‘ontdekt’ door rijke Hagenaars, die in de omgeving mooie locaties zochten om een buitenplaats te laten bouwen. Zo ontstonden  Clingendael  en   Duinrell   al in de zeventiende eeuw. Rond 1795 telde Wassenaar niet minder dan 26 buitenplaatsen. Wassenaar… Continue reading Wassenaar – The Hague

Bunkers – The Netherlands (German)

In the years 1940 - 1945, the Germans built bunkers in the dune area, first as part of coastal surveillance ("Küstebeoabachtung") later converted into coastal defense ("Küsteverteidigung"). But not only the coast had to be guarded, also the air strikes had to be caught. *** The Stelling Biber The Stelling Biber was fully established in 1943… Continue reading Bunkers – The Netherlands (German)

Clingendael – Nederland

As Clingendael is not affiliated with any political, religious or social movement, it also acts as a platform for open discussion on international affairs. Since 1983, the Institute has welcomed many prominent speakers who have presented their valuable contributions during one of Clingendaels seminars and expert meetings.  Daar is egter ook ander skakels en geskiedenis… Continue reading Clingendael – Nederland

Huys Clingendael – The Hague – Den Haag

Clingendael  is 'n impossante en statige outydse gebou wat in bewaring gebly het.   Nie net 'n tuin om te bewonder nie, maar het 'n glorieryke geskiedenis.   Dit word daagliks aangewend in verskillende gebruike - om diplomatieke en ander kursusse word hier aangebied.   Een van die grootste wat deur meer as 60 lande gebruik word. Clingendael… Continue reading Huys Clingendael – The Hague – Den Haag

Clingendael – The Hague

Den Haag - The Hague Clingendael Landgoed in Den Haag Lees ook - Read the following Clingendael – The Netherlands *** Philip's wife was the sister of the celebrated poet and statesman, Constantijn Huygens, and Philip’s son married one of Huygens’ daughters, Suzanna. The architecture of the original part of Clingendael shares some of the features… Continue reading Clingendael – The Hague

Clingendael – The Netherlands

The name Clingendael means valley in the dunes. In 1591, Philips Doublet acquired the farm and surrounding land. The original part of the manor house was built between 1643 and 1660 for Philip Doublet III. Several of the Doublets held the office of Treasurer General in the Republic of the Seven United Provinces. Read - Lees Clingendael –… Continue reading Clingendael – The Netherlands