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Huis Ten Bosch pursues the real thing in everything. One of the extremes is Palace Huis Ten Bosch. recreation exterior of the palace where Her Majesty Queen Beatrix, the former Queen of the Netherlands, lived (now King Willem-Alexander lives). Huis Ten Bosch and the country in the background, but this time I will start with the introduction of an episode that strengthened it.

Throw away 40 million yen and strengthen the relationship of trust

"2 mm wide". In March 1991, when only one year was left before the grand opening of Huis Ten Bosch Huis Ten Bosch East Wing, which had already been constructed, found that the width of the joint between the bricks was wide. Pointed out that it is slightly wider than that of the home country. There was a situation where the construction stopped once.

The constructed area is 200 square meters. If this was demolished and redone, it would cost 40 million yen, and there was a possibility that the construction period would not be in time. Do you want to start over or continue? In this case, it takes time to make a decision and reach a conclusion. But the decision was quick. Huis Ten Bosch decided to start over.

"The Japanese side is serious." The Dutch government feels that way again, and the trust it puts Huis Ten Bosch

Live in the building with the cooperation of the public and private sectors

Huis Ten Bosch and the Netherlands begins during the "Nagasaki Holland Village" era. The Dutch village, which had only windmills and shops when it first opened, has grown rapidly in line with the times. Eventually, it was recognized by the Dutch royal family and the government as a cultural bridge between the two countries. Therefore, when a new project called Huis Ten Bosch was launched in 1987, the royal family allowed the use of Huis Ten Bosch" as the name of a resort, and agreed to recreation Even the actual measurement of the people involved in the construction work on the Huis Ten Bosch

On the other hand, the pipe with the Dutch business world has also become thicker. One proof of this is the crown that shines on the top dome. The crown is the same shape and size as the Dutch palace, 1 meter 70 cm high and 90 cm wide. It is made of copper gold leaf by Ronbout, a copper decoration company with a history of more than 150 years in the Netherlands. Huis Ten Bosch had a strong image of cooperation from the "public", but due to the presentation of the crown from the "private",It can be said that the building was brought to life by the public and private sectors. On the right side of the entrance to the "Mural Room" in the palace, you can see boards bearing the names of Dutch companies that contributed to the presentation of the crown, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Heineken, and others.

recreation rare 17th century clocks

What you should pay attention to in terms of appearance is the edge of the east wing. Looking up, there is a big clock. This clock is interesting. There is only one hand that indicates the time.

In fact, in the 17th century, when the palace was built, the clock had only the short hand as it is now. People at that time roughly guessed time, which corresponds to "minutes" even if there was a hand between 1 o'clock and 2 o'clock, and that was enough.
By the way, the clock was in this position because there was a palace guard station on the extension of the clock, which served to inform the replacement time.
By the way, after that, the clock came to have a minute hand indicating the same minute as it is now. The one in the palace should have been improved, but it seems that it was left as it was in the 17th century because the people who informed the time were a limited number of guards and the publicity was low.
"Faithful recreation" thus made even a rare medieval watch appear in Nagasaki.

The reason why this city feels the depth is that such a story is flowing in the background of the city planning, and the idea that "the joint is also a culture" is pierced in the recreation The symbol is Palace Huis Ten Bosch.

17th century period room

Located in the Palace Huis Ten Bosch, the main hall of the Jan Hartmann family, a wealthy merchant from the 17th century, has been restored. It is the decoration of the wall that is of interest. A decoration called "golden leather", which is made by tanning and embossing calf leather. It conveys people's longing for gold at the time, but this technology, in fact, was a thing of the past in the Netherlands. However, Huis Ten Bosch revived it in the country for the first time in about a century. The attitude of pursuing the real thing can also be seen in such places.

18th century period room

Restored the tea room of the second house used by the 18th century Rotterdam spinners to store art. French "Rococo style" is incorporated into the interior, and soft curves are often used.

What I would like you to pay attention to is the relief on the ceiling. The ceiling of the tea room stored in the History Museum of Rotterdam was molded with rubber and duplicated, but the problem with the molding was the angel's legs that popped out below. The covered rubber cannot be removed. Surprisingly, the Dutch side's conclusion was "there is no choice but to cut your legs." A graceful judgment that you are willing to cut yourself in order to accurately introduce your own culture. This is also one of the episodes that eloquently tells the relationship of trust between Japan and the Netherlands.

Huis Ten Bosch home country

The palace, where King Willem-Alexander currently lives, was built in 1645 as a summer capital on the outskirts of The Hague, the political center of the Netherlands. At the beginning of the construction, the official name was "Saar van Orannie" (orange hall), but the citizens called it "Huis Ten Bosch" (forest house), and the name became established.

At that time, there were no wings on both wings, only the central building, but in the 18th century, William IV, who became the sixth governor-general, made a major remodeling and expanded both wings. In addition, the entrance hall has been set up in front of the building, making it look like it is today.

Palace Huis Ten Bosch

Palace Huis Ten Bosch

The city's iconic palace with a museum, domed murals and baroque gardens inside