Belgium State Visit to the Netherlands – Last Day

  November 30, 2016 at 5:42 pm by

The start of the third and last day of the state visit today, Wednesday November 30, was focused on technology for His Majesty King Philippe.

King Philippe paid a visit at the headquarter of the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. The King visited the Holst Centre, a research institute that develops technologies and was founded in 2005 by two Belgian and Dutch research centres. During the visit the King attended a seminar about digital innovation and sustainability and also met with young hightech entrepreneurs that are working in the development of startups.

In the meantime Their Majesties Queen Maxima and Queen Mathilde took the royal train from the Amsterdam Central Station to travel to the Utrecht Central Station. Upon their arrival the two Queens were welcomed by the Mayor of Utrecht, Jan van Zanen and Willibrord van Beek, King’s Commissioner of Utrecht.

Queen Maxima and Queen Mathilde toured the new renewed station that will be officially opened with a ceremony on December 7 and also visited the world’s largest bicycle parking station that is located near the station. The two Queen were informed about the renewal works made by BEXIS Netherlands, the Dutch branch of the Belgian construction company Besix.

In the afternoon Queen Mathilde was at the headquarter of the food retail and food service company Sligro Food Group in Veghel. There the Queen officially opened the ZiN Inspiratie lab a food lab for catering professionals that aims to improve the knowledge of the food professionals.

For the last event of the state visit Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were reunited at the Castle Heeze where took place a farewell reception at the presence, among others, of the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment Melanie Schultz van Haegen and the Mayor of Heeze-Leende Paul Verhoeven.

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