Queen’s Day Will Cost 645.000 Euros

  March 6, 2009 at 5:29 am by

The mayor and aldermen of the city of Apeldoorn announced that the total costs of Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag) that will be celebrated in Apeldoorn this year, will be 645.000 euros. Of this amount 377.000 euros will be used for the festivities themselves and for communication and PR around the visit of the royal family to Apeldoorn.

Click on image to see photo at vanvollenhovenweblog.nl

Click on image to see photo at vanvollenhovenweblog.nl

The remaining 268.000 euro will be used for extra duties like regulating traffic and the ‘extra festive decorations’ of the city. The costs for Apeldoorn are simular to the costs other cities made in previous years. Usually the province also pays a part of the costs, so the city of Apeldoorn that this year the province of Guelders (Gelderland) will do the same.

Queen’s Day is the national day of The Netherlands, which is celebrated on April 30th, the birthday of the late queen Juliana. On this day the Dutch royal family traditionally visits two cities to celebrate the day with the inhabitants. This year however Queen’s Day will only be celebrated in Apeldoorn and the 70th birthday of Prof. Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven, husband of princess Margriet and the 100th birthday of the late queen Juliana will receive special attention.

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One Response to Queen’s Day Will Cost 645.000 Euros

  1. Jeff says:

    Can you tell me if special postage stamps will be issued to celebrate the former queen’s 100th birthday?

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