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Dutch Official Visit to Vietnam, Day 2

  March 29, 2011 at 4:18 pm by

On the 2nd day of their four-day visit to Vietnam, Prince Willem-Alexander attended a seminar “Port of Rotterdam”, where the Port of Rotterdam presented their business model to Vietnamese authorities. Then the Prince of Orange and Mr Atsma, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Environment, were present at the meeting on climate change and water management. Afterwards, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima visited the Temple of Literature, formerly the oldest university … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to Vietnam, Day 1

  March 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm by

Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima have started today, March 28, an official visit in Vietnam that will end on March 31. Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife will spend the first two days in the capital Hanoi and then two days in Ho Chi Minh City. The purpose of the trip is to strengthen the economic relations between the Netherlands and Vietnam. The Crown Princely Couple is accompanied by … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima in Utrecht

  March 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm by

On March 23, Princess Maxima attended the inaugural lecture by Professor Atul Kumar at the Academy Building of Utrecht University. Mr. Kumar has been nominated by the Trustees of the Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity by the Executive Board of Utrecht University to be a part of at the Prince Claus Chair. For the next two years, he will be engaged in climate research. Atul Kumar (1977) is … Continue reading

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German One-Day Visit to the Netherlands

  March 24, 2011 at 10:11 am by

On Wednesday March 23, the German President, Christian Wulff, and his wife Bettina made a visit to Netherlands. In the morning, the Frau Wulff opened the 62nd edition of the annual flower exhibition of Keukenhof in Lisse. Accompanied by her husband and Prince Willem-Alexander, she had a tulip named after her: the Tulip Bettina Wulff. The German Presidential Couple visited the exhibition because “Germany, Land of Poets and Thinkers” is … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Willem-Alexander attends UN World Water Day Conference

  March 23, 2011 at 4:03 pm by

On March 21 and 22, Prince Willem-Alexander was in Cape Town, South Africa on the occasion of the celebration of World Water Day 2011. The theme this year was Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge. In Cape Town, the Prince of Orange was present at several events like the final of the ‘Moola for Amanzi “, where five teams of talented young professionals and students presented business concepts … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Opened an Exhibition

  March 22, 2011 at 9:51 am by

On Sunday March 20, Princess Laurentien inaugurated the new exhibition about ‘Kikker’ (Frog) at the Children’s Museum. The opening was also to celebrate the end of the renovation of the Children’s Museum. The exhibition is inspired by ‘Kikker’, the main character from the works of writer and illustrator Max Velthuijs (1923-2005). ‘Kikker’ is one of the permanent exhibitions at the Children’s Museum. In the exhibition, children literally step into Kikker’s … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima attended a conference

  March 17, 2011 at 7:35 am by

On March 16th, Crown Princess Maxima was present in Utrecht to take part in the conference “Youth and Money” by the Foundation “Know What Do You Spend”. During this event, the foundation has presented the results of an extensive study conducted by Motivaction to money types among young people (money mindsets). Princess Maxima received the first copy of the book money mindset. In addition, the Princess took part in one … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima Visits an Elderly Care Center

  March 15, 2011 at 5:05 pm by

On Tuesday March 15, Princess Maxima was in Zutphen to attend the opening of the “Lunette Suftene”, a new building that includes apartments and group homes care for people that suffering with dementia. The Princess has met at the Lunette residents and staff. After the opening Princess Maxima got a tour of the new building and also an art exhibition visit. Besides accommodation for the elderly and the elderly Lunette … Continue reading

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Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde attended the opening session of the ‘Erasmian European Youth Parliament’

  March 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm by

On Monday March 14, Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde were present in Antwerp at the opening session of the “Erasmian European Youth Parliament”. During a week, more than 150 youngsters aged 16 to 18 years from fifteen European countries will debate with politicians and executives about the participation of youth in different aspects of life. The main theme this year “Youth participation in various areas.” At the end of the … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visits to Oman and Qatar

  March 13, 2011 at 3:44 pm by

Due to a political unrest, in consultation between Oman and the Netherlands, it was decided to postpone the state visit of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix to Oman. Despite this, Queen Beatrix, the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima accepted a personal invitation by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos for a private dinner on Tuesday March 8th. On the afternoon of March 8th, the trio arrived at the airport in the Omani … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima Back to Work

  March 5, 2011 at 11:10 am by

After spending the winter holiday in Lech with the whole family, Princess Maxima is back to her duties. On March 03, Princess Maxima was present in the Laurentius and Elisabeth Cathedral in Rotterdam to attend the awards ceremony of the Best Learning Company and Best Practice 2010 Trainer of the Netherlands. Colo, the association of cooperating centers for vocational education and industry, organizes the annual awards ceremony on behalf of … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix and Prince Friso Open “New Love” Center

  February 13, 2011 at 9:30 am by

On Friday February 11, Queen Beatrix along with Prince Friso were present at the opening of the “New Love” center in Amsterdam. “New Love” is a new multi-religious and cultural center and provides a platform for, among other studies, debate, philosophy, religion, music and theater. New Love is an initiative of the poet, theologian and priest Huub Oosterhuis and is housed in a monumental building that was totally renovated in … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima visits a Primary School

  February 11, 2011 at 11:12 am by

On February 10, Princess Maxima was present at the closure of the project BizWorld at the Christoffel school in The Hague. BizWorld is an education system in which pupils in eight primary school playfully learn to set up their own business and deal with money. The “student-entrepreneurs” told Maxima about their experiences. Some companies have gone bankrupt or have students correct profit. The BizWorld Foundation wants children to be actively … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima and Princess Mabel at Good Money Gala

  February 10, 2011 at 11:51 am by

On Wednesday February 9th, Princess Maxima spoke at the Good Money Gala of the National Postcode Lottery at the Singer Museum in Laren. Princess Mabel was also, unexpectedly, present. The Princess was present on behalf of The Elders. During this Gala, the amount distributed to charitable organizations by the lottery this year was announced. Stop Aids Now! received an amount of 8.8 million euros from the National Postcode Lottery. The … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima Attended Two Events in Arnhem

  February 10, 2011 at 5:59 am by

On Tuesday morning, February 08, Princess Maxima paid a working visit to Food Banks. Princess Maxima learnt about the affairs of the food bank Arnhem, where all activities are carried out by volunteers. Topics that were discussed include the recruiting of volunteers, the amount of available products and the expiry dates of food. Princess Maxima finally got a tour of the warehouse of the food bank. The same day, Princess … Continue reading

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Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien and Princess Astrid Attend Award Ceremony

  February 10, 2011 at 5:14 am by

On Tuesday February 08, Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien and Princess Astrid were at the Royal Flemish Theatre in Brussels to attend the ECF Routes Princess Margriet Award. This award from the European Cultural Foundation (ECF), in collaboration with the Ministries of Education, Culture and Science and Foreign Affairs, was this year awarded to the artists Sejla Kameric and Kutluğ Ataman. Both laureates are artists and filmmakers, and they have been … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima Attended A Meeting

  February 8, 2011 at 11:55 am by

On February 07, Princess Maxima spoke at the network meeting of Women in Financial Services (WIFS) at the Eureko Conference Center in Zeist. WIFS is a network for women executives in the financial sector. The theme of the meeting was sustainability. Princess Máxima was invited by WIFS for being a “role model” for other women in the financial sector. The princess in her speech stressed the importance of ‘inclusive finance’ … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima visits Mytikas Foundation

  February 6, 2011 at 10:24 am by

On February 2nd, Princess Maxima visited the Mytikas Foundation in The Hague in her role as patron of the Orange Fund. Mytikas focuses on talent development of young people at risk of falling outside the community, such as teenage mothers, early school leavers and young unemployed. The foundation has developed its own competency-based training developed. Mytikas works with young people aged 12 to 24 years. During one year they follow … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Presents her Second Book

  February 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm by

On Wednesday February 2nd, in the colorful Oceanium Zoo in Rotterdam, the presentation of Princess Laurentien’s second book, “Mr. Finney and the Other Side of the Water”, took place. Along with the Princess, with her were there her husband, Prince Constantijn and her children, Eloise (8), Claus-Casimir (6) and Leonore (4). A group of guests and five classes of the primary school “De Hovenier” in Rotterdam attended the launch of … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima visits the new Theater Korzo

  February 3, 2011 at 6:37 am by

On February 1st, Princess Maxima attended the opening of the renovated Theater Korzo in downtown The Hague. The theater on Prince Street was a conglomerate of buildings that together formed the Korzo Theater. The theater provides space for choreographers, musicians, filmmakers and video artists to create and present their stories in dance, music and theater. During her visit, Princess Maxima made a tour of the building and meet the architects, … Continue reading

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