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Dutch Working Visit to the German Federal States of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg: Last Day

  May 22, 2019 at 3:28 pm by

Today, Wednesday May 22, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their third and last day of the working visit with the official reception by the Prime Minister of Brandenburg Dietmar Woidke and his wife at the State Chancellery of Brandenburg in Potsdam. Then the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Albert Einstein Science Park which includes the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), the German Research … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to the German Federal States of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg: Days One-Two

  May 22, 2019 at 1:59 am by

Yesterday, Monday May 20, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started a three-day working visit to the German Federal States of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg. Upon thei arrival the King and the Queen were welcomed by Manuela Schwesig, Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and her husband Stefan Schwesig at the State Chancellery in Schwerin, the capital. After the welcoming ceremony the Royal Couple and the Presidential Couple, inside the palace, had … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Ethiopia: May 13-15

  May 15, 2019 at 4:52 pm by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development and at the invitation of the government, Queen Máxima arrived in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, on the evening of Monday May 13 for a three-day. Upon her arrival the Queen was welcomed by the Dutch Ambassador Bengt van Loosdrecht and Fatouma Seid, FAO representative. Queen Maxima started the first day of the … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend Remembrance and Liberation Day

  May 5, 2019 at 1:32 pm by

On May 4th and 5th, members of the Dutch Royal Family attended the Remembrance and Liberation Day commemorations. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, on Saturday May 4th, Remembrance Day, attended a memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk along with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. On the same day, Princess Margriet, along with Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven and Prince Pieter Christiaan, attended the commemoration at the Military Cemetery … Continue reading

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Koningsdag 2019 in Amersfoort

  April 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated Koningsdag 2019, the celebration of the monarch’s birthday, in Amersfoort in the province of Utrecht today. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima and their three daughters Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, were joined by Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, Prince Maurits and Princess Marilène, Prince Bernhard and Princess Annette, Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Princess Anita, and Prince Floris and Princess Aimée. Upon their arrival … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Launches National Money Week

  March 25, 2019 at 6:24 pm by

Today, Monday March 25, Her Majesty Queen Maxima opened the ninth edition of the Week of Money. The event took place in the Rat Verlegh Stadium in Breda in the presence of Arie Slob, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education and Media and primary school students. The theme of year’s edition is “Are you a hero with your money?” During this week, about 5,500 lectures and workshops in primary schools … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel Attend Fifth Prince Friso Engineers Awards

  March 18, 2019 at 5:36 pm by

Today, Monday March 18, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel presented the fifth edition of the Prince Friso Engineers Awards at the ASML in Veldhoven. The winner of this year was Dr. ing. Maja Rudinac-Voorneveld, that “obtained a PhD at the Biorobotics Lab at TU Delft. She led the Interactive Robotics group at the Delft Robotics Institute and launched the start-ups Robot Robots Company and Robot Care Systems. … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2019

  March 17, 2019 at 2:54 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family participated in the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET, over the weekend. On Friday March 15, King Willem-Alexander helped at the De Veenweide children’s farm in Soest, a municipality in the province of Utrecht. The King helped with the construction of a fairytale garden. Queen Máxima missed this year’s the National Volunteer Day because last week she “underwent a small, planned medical procedure” and she had to … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to Bremen, Germany

  March 6, 2019 at 6:23 pm by

Today, Wednesday March 6, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a working visit to the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen in Northern Germany. Upon their arrival at the Bremen airport the Royal Couple was welcomed by the President of the Senate and Mayor Carsten Sieling and his wife Alexia Sieling. Then they visited the headquarter of the Airbus Defense & Space, an international company of aerospace industry. The … Continue reading

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Dutch Photo Session in Lech

  February 25, 2019 at 8:56 am by

This morning, the Dutch Royal Family attended the traditional photo session in the Austrian skiing resort of Lech to mark the start of their winter holiday. This year, along with King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and their three daughters, Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, were also present Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien and their children, Countesses Eloise and Leonore and Count Claus-Casimir. On a beautiful sunny day, the … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Jordan: February 10 -12

  February 12, 2019 at 5:02 pm by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development and at the invitation of the government, Queen Máxima arrived in Amman, the capital of Jordan, on the evening of Sunday February 10 for a two-day visit. Queen Maxima started the first day of the visit, on Monday February 11, with a round table meeting about inclusive financing at the presence of various development … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Launches the Theme Year “Rembrandt & the Golden Age 2019”

  January 31, 2019 at 5:21 pm by

Yesterday, Wednesday January 30, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix was present at the opening of the theme year “Rembrandt & the Golden Age 2019” at the Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague. To mark the 350th anniversary of the death of the Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn, the Rembrandt House, the Mauritshuis, the Frisian Museum, Museum De Lakenhal and the Rijksmuseum organized numerous exhibitions and activities throughout the country throughout the … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days

  January 25, 2019 at 5:41 pm by

On Wednesday January 23, attended the launch of the 16th edition of the National Reading Breakfast Days in the Primary School Corantijn in Amsterdam. At the presence of the pupils the Princess read the book “A house for Harry”, a story about a stray cat who, with the help of his friends, finds his home again. The book, written and illustrated by Leo Timmers, was elected Picture Book of the … Continue reading

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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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