"Her biographer, Cees Fasseur, tells us that from the 1920’s onwards Queen Wilhelmina struggled with keeping her figure. Particularly fond of chocolate, she also found the cakes and pastries of Maison Krul irresistible. Maison Krul was a very famous Haagse pastry shop, located in Noordeinde 44-46, just a stone’s throw away from the Noordeinde Palace where the Queen resided during the winter months."
"To visitors from outside The Netherlands I must always explain that this statue represents Wilhelmina at the end of the Second World War. There she stands, an elderly woman seemingly broader than she is tall, at least partly due to the heavy fur coat she is wearing. And I explain that this statue is part of the so-called Wilhelmina Memorial. On the wall facing the statue is the inscription referring to her role during WWII: ‘1880-1962 Wilhelmina. Behind her voice from exile stood a figure like this 1940-1945’"
"A monument to Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, the longest reigning Dutch monarch, sits just outside the gates of Noordeinde Palace in The Hague."
"The Queen Wilhelmina monument on Paleisplein was designed by Charlotte van Pallandt based on photos taken of Wilhelmina at an event in Rotterdam in 1958. On the stone wall in back of the bronze statue are the words ‘Eenzaam maar niet alleen‘ (Lonely, but not alone), the title of the memoir she wrote during her final years. The monument was unveiled in 1987 during a ceremony attended by both her daughter Princess Juliana and her granddaughter Queen Beatrix."
Monument Koningin Wilhelmina
Statyn är egentligen en kopia i brons av statyn i sten som restes i Rotterdam år 1968 samma skulptör gjorde: