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The Secret of Marijke Meu

Interactive city walk through ‘Royal Residence City’ Leeuwarden, the city of Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel (1688-1765), ancestor of all but one of all of Europe’s royal houses.

Did you know that Leeuwarden, like the Hague, Delft and Breda, is one of the four official Dutch homesteads? And did you know that, in addition to Delft and Breda, there is also an Orange grave in Leeuwarden, in which fifteen Oranges are interred?

Let Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel guide you along the historic l…

The Secret of Marijke Meu

Interactive city walk through ‘Royal Residence City’ Leeuwarden, the city of Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel (1688-1765), ancestor of all but one of all of Europe’s royal houses.

Did you know that Leeuwarden, like the Hague, Delft and Breda, is one of the four official Dutch homesteads? And did you know that, in addition to Delft and Breda, there is also an Orange grave in Leeuwarden, in which fifteen Oranges are interred?

Let Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel guide you along the historic living and working places of the Frisian Nassau’s. She reigned there for twenty-six years and she has always remained very open and 'ordinary'. The people addressed her as "Marijke Meu" or in Frisian with "Maaike Muoi", which means "Aunt Marijke". During this surprising walk, she is assisted by her devoted court marshal Baron van Wefelelt. But what secret does the Princesse Douairière keep so carefully hidden from this pompous gentleman?

You will visit the Royal Palace Het Stadhouderlijk Hof and take a look at the original dining room of Marijke Meu in her palace, the current ceramics museum Princessehof. In Brasserie Maria Louise, there is an opportunity for a snack at the end. The walk is humorous, interactive and educational. A historic walk with the old court city of Leeuwarden as the backdrop.

A one and a half hours interactive city walk for groups. Price available upon request.

For participants, tourists etc. outside of a group, see our open registration below:

Open registration | July & August 2021

Book in time! Because FULL IS FULL.

Starting time is 2pm. You will be met by our 'Marshal' Baron van Weefelt, at the Grote or Jacobijnerkerk on the Bredeplaats, Leeuwarden. The tour lasts until 3:30pm and two actors will perform.

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