The 8th of November we held a dinner and ball in regency style in the Hodshon House in Haarlem. Experience the Past organised the dinner and the association ‘Reverence’ organised the ball.
It was a fantastic evening, where the guests were received by Keetje Hodshon, the owner at that time. The guests were presented to Hortense de Beauharnais, queen of Holland. Dinner was served in the ‘red’ and ‘blue’ room ‘à la francaise’. After dinner the ball was held in the great hall.
Below you’ll find some pictures of the evening. We have been filmed as well for a Dutch series of ‘NTR’. The program ‘The Iron Age’ will be broadcasted in April 2015, and presented by Hans Goedkoop. In the first of 13 episodes the topic is ‘Louis Napoleon’, and you may well see us back there.
Servants are preparing the table
For more pictures click here: http://thomason-photography.net/HobshonBall14/
Responsed of guests
I wanted to say how lovely it was to see you again. You were the perfect hostess and made everyone feel at ease.
Thank you for your kindness in enabling Miss Godefroy and I to sit together at the dinner table. We had booked independently however, during the course of the evening I had the pleasure of her companionship, and am privileged to say; we are now courting.
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who made the Ball in Haarlem possible. It was the loveliest Ball I have every attended.
The meal was lovely as was the attention to detail such as having regular intervals so guests could socialise, and enjoy some refreshments.
Thank you for all the hard work that goes into making your Ball an amazing success.
It was the second time for Andreas and me to visit the Keetje Hodshon house for a ball and every time it was very unique with a great atmosphere and nice dinner and ball.
Thank you for the perfect organization and the great enthusiasm you do such beautiful event.
Thank you so much for the amazing evening
Thanks to the organizing team you were great !! It was a wonderful event. The food was delicious. All people were very nice. Haarlem is such a beautiful city. The Hodson huis is beautiful, too. Thank you for this event.
Merci pour cette superbe soirée……..
We hope you had a good time at our historic dinner and ball last Saturday. We from Stichting Revérence very much enjoyed working together with Beleef het Verleden, who organised the amazing dinner. And we would like to thank everybody else who has helped in preparation and on the evening itself.