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Embassy of the Netherlands: London Open House 2013

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Striking abstract interior design of the Dutch Embassy in London.
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Abstract interior design of the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands in London.
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Open House London 2013 at the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands in London. Visitors can be seen on ground floor, waiting for the next guided tour of the Embassy.
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The 19th century red brick facade of the seven storey Dutch Embassy building at 38 Hyde Park Gate in Kensington.
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38 Hyde Park Gate - the address of the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands in London.
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Cup of Dutch coffee at the Embassy of the Netherlands for London Open House 2013 on 21 September.
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A cup of Dutch coffee at the Embassy of the Netherlands for London Open House 2013.
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Open House London visitor is making a cup of coffee from a retro style coffee machine at the Embassy of the Netherlands.
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A black and white portrait of the Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (Reigned from 30 April 1980 till 30 April 2013) is decorating the interiors of the Dutch Embassy in London. Chandeliers are reflected in the glass of the portrait.
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A black and white portrait of the Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (Reigned from 30 April 1980 till 30 April 2013) is decorating the interiors of the Dutch Embassy in London.
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A blue duck sculpture is one of the numerous art works by Dutch artists, decorating the interiors of the Dutch diplomatic mission in London.
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Abstract interior of the Embassy of the Netherlands with a piano and purple armchair on the white floor with a black checkered tile design.
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Visitors of the Open House London 2013 are enjoying a tour of the Embassy of the Netherlands, guided by Stein, intern of the Economy section of the Dutch Embassy in London.
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Open House London 2013 visitors are waiting for a guided tour of the Dutch Embassy on the ground floor of the building.
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Stein, intern of the Economic section of the Dutch Embassy, is guiding visitors through the Embassy grounds on London Open House 2013 day. Visitors of all ages came to see the Embassy.
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Stein, intern of the Economic section of the Dutch Embassy in London is guiding visitors around the Embassy for London Open House 2013. Blue Robot sculpture is one of the many art works by Dutch artists at the Embassy.
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Blue Robot sculpture is one of the many art works by Dutch artists, decorating the interiors of the Dutch diplomatic mission in London.
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Arty interior of the Dutch Embassy in London with red, blue and purple armchairs and contemporary Dutch paintings on the walls.
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Contemporary Dutch art can be seen all along the walls of the corridor in the Dutch Embassy in London building.
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Contemporary Dutch art works decorate the walls of the Embassy of the Netherlands in London.
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Abstract interior design of the Dutch Embassy in London in grey, red and yellow colours by Dutch artists.
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A visitor is taking photos of the Dutch Embassy interiors on his mobile during the London Open House 2013 tour of the Embassy. A series of art works called "100" are in the background.
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Dutch Embassy interior with grey mantelpiece and bright yellow ceramic plate over it.
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Entrance to the Embassy of the Netherlands with the coat of arms above the door open for London Open House 2013.
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Red brick building of the Embassy of the Netherlands at 38 Hyde Park Gate in Kensington, SW7.
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Embassy of the Netherlands opened the gates for the first time in its history. Visitors were treated to a comprehensive tour of the abstract style diplomatic mission and a cup of Dutch coffee.

The Dutch diplomatic mission has occupied its 38 Hyde Park Gate residence in Kensington since the end of the Second World War.

The monumental red brick facade of the seven storey 19th century building is in contrast with its brand new bold and bright abstract interior design by Dutch artists. The interior designer of the Netherlands Ministry for Foreign Affairs and her colleague who is in charge of the Netherlands Government Art Collection took part in 2012 renovations at the embassy.

British design by Paul Smith can be seen on the fabrics of all the chairs and loose cushions.

I enjoyed a cup of Dutch coffee from a retro style coffee machine in the Embassy bar and was quite impressed with hospitable and arty Dutch embassy in London.

News and photos by Eugenie Absalom

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