Anyone thinking of visiting Amsterdam next week with a few spare pounds in their pocket might want to consider a visit to Sotheby’s.
This is because they are putting on a sale of veritable antiques left behind by Dutch Queen Juliana after she died in 2004. The proceeds from the auction will be split between four charities of the choice of her four daughters.
Many Amazing Items on Sale
Whilst some of the lots, which include threadbare armchairs, marble mantel clocks, garden furniture and even silver pocket knife, will be beyond the budgets of most modest visitors to the city, it is sure to be an occasion not to miss; with a sense of royalty attached.
The dynasty of Holland is one of the charming facets that helps many Brits develop a sense of association with the country. This is best felt in Amsterdam, especially when Queens Day takes place and the city is transformed into a sea of orange.
The auction begins on Monday 14 March and runs for four days.
The fact that cheap flights to Amsterdam from Jet2.com are currently on sale will give some visitors a little extra cash to maybe pick up a memento of real value.