February 3, 2024 at 12:05 PM
BAARN For the TV series The story of the Netherlands – Oranje Nassau eight new historic pod walks have been developed; GPS-controlled audio tours in which narrator Daan Schuurmans takes the listener on location on a journey through the time of the House of Orange. The historical walking stories are spread throughout the Netherlands: Apeldoorn, Buren, Breda, The Hague, Den Helder, LeeuwardenWillemstad and Baarn.
Thanks to the connection with the GPS, Daan knows exactly where you are and tells you where to go and what to look at. Using buildings, monuments or other traces in the landscape, he tells what happened at that location and what role the House of Orange had in it.
This green forest walk, past Soestdijk Palace, among others, tells the story of King Willem III and his struggle for power. It is 1848 when the power of the Orange King is limited by Thorbecke’s constitution. Walking through the woods, via the Needle of Waterloo, the podwalkers hear how Willem struggles with this and how his marriage to Sophie van Württemberg is also on the rocks. The walkers start and end near Baarn station, where one of the last royal waiting rooms is located, and hear how anti-hero Willem III still managed to achieve success. A daughter: Princess Wilhelmina. The first queen of our country.
The pod walks can be found in the HVVNL app and can be downloaded for free from the App Store. The TV series The story of the Netherlands – Oranje Nassau can be seen every Wednesday evening around 8:30 PM on NTR on NPO1.