PAVILION THE NETHERLANDS AND WORLD WAR I
In 2014 the Kaiser's former garage was transformed into an exhibition pavilion with a glass extension. The Glass Pavilion was officially opened by her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands. The permanent exhibition in the pavilion highlights the Dutch neutrality during WWI in five different topics. The glass annexe is used for temporary exhibitions linking the events of 1914-1918 to current world events.
The garage was built in 1928 to house Wilhelm's growing car collection. It was set next to the vegetable garden where the pigsty used to be. In 1927 Wilhelm bought himself a new Mercedes Benz. The bell tower was erected in 1929 as a gift from relatives and friends celebrating Wilhelm's 70th birthday (27 January 1929). The tower bells play the so called Westminster chimes, the same as London's Big Ben.