Dutch Royal Family Mark Remembrance and Liberation Day

  May 5, 2018 at 7:57 pm by

On May 4th and 5th, members of the Dutch Royal Family took part in the celebrations to mark Remembrance and Liberation Days.

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, on Friday May 4th, Remembrance Day, attended a memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk along with the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte. Afterwards, in the Dam Square, in the presence of members of the government, took place a wreath-laying ceremony at the National Monument in memory of those who died during the World War II. Two minutes of silence were observed.

The same day, Princess Margriet, accompanied by Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven and Prince Pieter Christiaan, attended the commemoration at the Military Cemetery Grebbeberg in Rhenen.

On Saturday May 5th, Liberation Day, Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven was in Wageningen to attend the Liberation Day Parade followed by a memorial meeting held in the St. John the Baptist Church.

In the evening King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, together with Prime Minister Mark Rutte, were present at the traditional Liberation Day Concert on the Amstel River that close the celebrations of the National Liberation.

Performers of the concert were Maan, Willemijn Verkaik, CB Milton, Bastiaan Everink and Noa Wildschut together with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra that this year will celebrate its 100th anniversary. The orchestra was conducted by Antony Hermus.

Filed under The Netherlands.

One Response to Dutch Royal Family Mark Remembrance and Liberation Day

  1. Natalya says:

    Respect to Their Majesties King and Queen of the Netherlands !

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