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State Visit from Cabo Verde to the Netherlands – Last Day

  December 11, 2018 at 11:52 pm by

The President of the Republic of Cabo Verde, Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, started the second and last day in the Netherlands with meetings with the President of the Senate of the States General and the President of the House of Representatives of the States General and then he visited the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. The President was also received by the Dutch Prime Minister … Continue reading

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State Visit from Cabo Verde to the Netherlands – Day One

  December 10, 2018 at 10:38 pm by

At the invitation of King Willem-Alexander, the President of the Republic of Cabo Verde, Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca and his wife, Lígia Dias Fonseca started yesterday, Monday December 10, a two-day state visit to the Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima officially received the President and his wife with a welcoming ceremony held at Dam Square in Amsterdam. The King and the President inspected a guard of honor and … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Present Prince Claus Award 2018

  December 7, 2018 at 3:23 am by

Yesterday, Thursday December 6, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Mabel attended the 2018 Prince Claus Prize Award ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. This year the award went to the Market Photo Workshop, a training institute and cultural platform from South Africa. As Honorary Chairman of the Prince Claus Fund, Prince Constantijn presented the award. Market Photo Workshop was founded in 1989 … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Present Erasmus Prize 2018

  November 27, 2018 at 9:24 am by

Today, Tuesday November 27, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix, attended the Erasmus Prize Awards at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The theme of this year was “The Power of Investigative Journalism”. The King presented this year’s prize to the American journalist and writer Barbara Ehrenreich. Barbara Ehrenreich is an American journalist, political activist and author of 21 books and she is best known for her 2001 … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Awards Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize

  November 26, 2018 at 9:34 am by

Today, Monday November 26, Queen Maxima presented the Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize 2018 at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ concert hall in Amsterdam. This year the award went to the conductor, composer and pianist Reinbert de Leeuw. Reinbert de Leeuw studied piano and music theory at the Amsterdam Conservatory, followed by a composition study at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He received this award because of “its great significance … Continue reading

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State Visit from Singapore to the Netherlands – Last Day

  November 22, 2018 at 6:06 pm by

On the second day of the Singaporean state visit, Queen Maxima accompanied the President of the Republic of Singapore, Mrs. Halimah Yacob, and her husband Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee for a visit at the Greenhouse Horticulture & Flower Bulbs in Bleiswijk, in the province of South Holland. The Greenhouse Horticulture & Flower Bulbs, one of the experimental greenhouses of Wageningen University & Research (WUR), is dedicated to innovating for and with … Continue reading

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State Visit from Singapore to the Netherlands – Day One

  November 21, 2018 at 8:59 pm by

At the invitation of King Willem-Alexander, the President of the Republic of Singapore, Mrs. Halimah Yacob, and her husband Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee started today, Wednesday November 21, a two-day state visit to the Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima officially received the President and her husband with a welcoming ceremony held at Dam Square in Amsterdam. The King and the President inspected a guard of honour and the national anthems were … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Host Lunch for Austrian President

  November 14, 2018 at 2:33 am by

Today, Wednesday November 14, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima received the President of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen, and his wife Doris Schmidauer. The President and First Lady were officially welcomed with a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of the Palace Noordeinde in The Hague. The King and the President inspected a guard of honour and the national anthems were played. Inside the palace took place a … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Attends the Launch of SchuldenlabNL

  November 14, 2018 at 2:22 am by

Today, Wednesday November 14, Their Majesty Queen Maxima was present at the launch of the SchuldenlabNL project in The Hague. SchuldenlabNL is an inclusive platform where public and private partners work together in order to make the Netherlands debt-free. According to SchuldenlabNL “More than 2 million households have payment arrears. Almost 1.4 million households have risky or problematic debts. It takes an average of 5 years before citizens report for … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to The United Kingdom: Day Two

  October 24, 2018 at 8:00 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began their second and last day of the visit with a business breakfast at the residence of the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Mr. Charles Bowman. The Earl and Countess of Wessex were present as well. During the meeting they were informed about some examples of commercial solutions that Dutch and British companies and knowledge institutions offer for societal challenges. Start tweede dag staatsbezoek … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to The United Kingdom: Day One

  October 23, 2018 at 9:49 pm by

Today, Tuesday October 23, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands began their two-day state visit to the United Kingdom. The King and the Queen started the day at the residence of the Dutch Ambassador where they were greeted by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, before having a meeting with the Dutch community resident in Great Britain. At noon took place the official welcoming ceremony at … Continue reading

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Dutch Regional Visit to Schouwen-Duiveland and Tholen

  October 16, 2018 at 10:07 pm by

Today, Tuesday October 16, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a regional visit to Schouwen-Duiveland and Tholen in the province of Zeeland. The first stop was in Renesse, a village located in the Schouwen-Duiveland municipality where the Royal Couple was welcomed by Han Polman, Commissioner of the King in Zeeland and Gerard Rabelink, the mayor of Schouwen-Duiveland. In Renesse the King and the Queen met with entrepreneurs and representatives of the … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to the German Federal States of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland: Last Day

  October 12, 2018 at 2:05 pm by

Today, Friday October 12, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima completed their working visit to the German Federal States of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. The Royal Couple was in the town of Völklingen where they paid a visit to Völklingen Ironworks, a former iron and steel factory that ceased its productions in 1986. Now the Völklingen Ironworks is a museum, an interactive science center, an exhibition space and a concert hall. Koning … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to the German Federal States of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland: Day Two

  October 11, 2018 at 7:40 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima continued today, Thursday October 11, the working visit to the German Federal States of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. In Trier, a city in the west of the Rhineland-Palatinate state, the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Porta Nigra, a large Roman city gate. Then they visited the High Cathedral of Saint Peter, a Roman Catholic cathedral and the Our Ladies’ Church. These three monuments are … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to the German Federal States of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland: Day One

  October 10, 2018 at 8:46 pm by

Today, Wednesday October 10, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands started a three-day working visit to the German Federal States of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. Upon their arrival, the Royal Couple was welcomed by Malu Dreyer, Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate state, and her husband Klaus Jensen in the courtyard of the Staatskanzlei, the State Chancellery, in Mainz, the capital. After the welcoming ceremony the Royal Couple and the … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima in New York: September 24-26

  September 27, 2018 at 7:42 pm by

In her role as special advocate of the United Nations Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Maxima was in New York from Monday September 24 to Wednesday 26 to attend several meetings and on the occasion of the annual General Assembly of the United Nations. On Tuesday September 25, the Queen attended a breakfast meeting organized by MasterCard in the presence of members of international companies, focusing on the role … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2018

  September 18, 2018 at 4:54 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated today, Tuesday September 18, the official opening of the parliament, Prinsjesdag. King Willem-Alexander was joined by his wife, Queen Máxima, his brother Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. The Dutch Royals left Noordeinde Palace at around 13:00 heading to the Knight’s Hall in the Glass Carriage through the streets of The Hague. Dutch Queen Maxima & King Willem-Alexander, Princess Laurentien & Prince Constantijn … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Visits the YETS Foundation

  September 13, 2018 at 5:11 pm by

Today, Thursday September 13, Her Majesty Queen Maxima paid a working visit at the YETS Foundation training center in Schiedam, in the province of South Holland. YETS Foundation received the ”Appeltjes van Oranje” last June, the annual award of the Orange Fund which is given “for initiatives successful with groups of people.” The Foundation, established in 2014 by the basketball player Peter Ottens, aims to “to support vulnerable young people … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima at the Opening of the GPFI Workshop

  September 10, 2018 at 2:42 am by

Today, Monday September 10, Her Majesty Queen Maxima, as Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive financing for development (UNSGSA) and honorary chairman of the GPFI, was present at the opening of the High Level Workshop on the Financial Inclusion of Forcibly Displaced Persons (FDPs) of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) of the G20. The workshop, held at the Spanish Court in The Hague, … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien At Literacy Week Opening

  September 3, 2018 at 4:46 pm by

Today, Monday September 3, in her role as honorary chairwoman of the Reading and Writing Foundation, Princess Laurentien officially launched this year’s Literacy Week during the morning show “Your Day Is Good” of Jeroen van Inkel at NPO Radio 5. Literacy Week takes place from 3 to 9 September. Across the country nearly 1,000 libraries, municipalities, businesses, hospitals, schools and 70,000 people will be involved in activities that aims to … Continue reading

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