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Old 08-30-2014, 06:54 AM
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King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess María Teresa, President Joachim Gauck and Frau Daniela Schat (partner of President Gauck) will also visit the famous Vrijthof square, where the annual Preuvenemint takes place. It is the biggest "Fête de Gastronomie" in the Netherlands, where the many outstanding restaurants of Maastricht and surroundings present their fine food to the locals.

The name Preuvenemint comes from the Limbourgian dialect: preuven = to taste, evenemint = evenement. Expensive and quite posh restaurants as Beluga, Château Neercanne, Au Coin des Bons Enfants, Château St Gerlach or Beaumont are now "within reach" for normal people with normal budgets because with special coins everyone can try their food in pavillions erected in the inner city.

I think the royal and presidential guests will have a great time in Maastricht.

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Old 08-30-2014, 08:11 AM
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King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess María Teresa, President Joachim Gauck and Frau Daniela Schat (partner of President Gauck) will also visit the famous Vrijthof square, where the annual Preuvenemint takes place. It is the biggest "Fête de Gastronomie" in the Netherlands, where the many outstanding restaurants of Maastricht and surroundings present their fine food to the locals.

The name Preuvenemint comes from the Limbourgian dialect: preuven = to taste, evenemint = evenement. Expensive and quite posh restaurants as Beluga, Château Neercanne, Au Coin des Bons Enfants, Château St Gerlach or Beaumont are now "within reach" for normal people with normal budgets because with special coins everyone can try their food in pavillions erected in the inner city.

I think the royal and presidential guests will have a great time in Maastricht.

http://www.chapeaumagazine.com/CropU...int-header.jpg
But not a long time: Violinist and bandleader (and proud Maastricht-native) Andre Rieu offered to play for the royals for free (because they are visiting his native town), but this was declined because there was no time..
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I can understand that... André Rieu.... eeeh....



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I can understand that... André Rieu.... eeeh....



His music might not be your personal taste, but seeing how they are positioning this gathering in Maastricht (focus on cross-border, culture, music-without-borders) a performance by him (especially because it is in Maastricht) would not have been out of order at all

But then, who am i to speak, i'm not going to watch the kingdom-show anyway
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Here are the first galleries:


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** rtlnieuws.nl: Foto's: viering 200 jaar Koninkrijk in Maastricht **


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Old 08-30-2014, 10:48 AM
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Well, although I would never in a million years listen to André Rieu voluntarily, his performance should be less tedious than what they showed now. A secundary school celebration is more interesting. Why on earth celebrate 200 years kingdom with a (very bad) fashion show, an unkown DJ, toe-curvingly bad & pretentious poetry, a 2nd-rate musical artist singing old Eurovision songs, an unknown bad singer in dialect, a frumpy marching band and ending it with a bad cheesy song by an unknown singer with a weak voice?

Instead of having 10? mediocre / bad events from 2013-2015 that few people watch, they should have invested the money in one large professional show IMHO. Anyway, at least it will provide a lot of material for Lucky TV (satire part of a daily show).

The NOS stopped the broadcast so we won't see the speech by the German president, which most likely is the most interesting thing of the whole event.

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Anyway, it was nice to see the Benelux monarchs all together. It seems the Dutch king has a new hairstyle.

Queen Mathilde looked lovely. Máxima repeated her King's day dress but with a nicer hat.
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Well, it is organized by a state-committee, so the complaints should go to the honourable ladies and gentlemen whom organized this. Maybe the last event in Amsterdam will have a big show. I think the fun part will be the "spontaneous" dining-and-wining at the Vrijthof.
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Old 08-30-2014, 12:25 PM
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Well, it is organized by a state-committee, so the complaints should go to the honourable ladies and gentlemen whom organized this. Maybe the last event in Amsterdam will have a big show. I think the fun part will be the "spontaneous" dining-and-wining at the Vrijthof.

The committee's chair being Ank Bijleveld...I mean hey...How frumpy can one wish for!!...

Thank goodness they have a whiff of "Preuvenemint" planned....Wonderfull!
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I just saw the pictures and a stream. The guests all looked wonderful but I must admit Grand Duchess María Teresa looked quite swollen and plastered. On the pictures it was not that bad maybe it was the quality of the stream. I had expected more Limbourgian flair, the festive element was a bit missing so far.

The King and the Queen: http://media.nu.nl/m/m1oxbnaa6ox6_std1024.jpg
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Have I understood correctly? They were listening to andre rieu?
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Have I understood correctly? They were listening to andre rieu?
No, that was a missed chance. It was just one of the various celebrations in various cities. There was a short program with music, dance and art (fashion) and then a symposium. The royal guests then mingled on a gastronomic festival in the city, that was the plan.

Queen Máxima and the partner of the German president: http://d3mi0kjorayujs.cloudfront.net...JPG?1409420666

Grand Duke Henri enjoys some food: http://d3mi0kjorayujs.cloudfront.net...JPG?1409420647
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Of course there has been a fair amount of critisism on the celebrations, especially among historians - since the comittee forgets the shortlived kingdom of Holland under Louis Napoleon.
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The "Kingdom of Holland" was a puppet regime installed by a foreign power that had invaded and occupied the Low Countries. It would be odd to celebrate it considering that the modern Kingdom of the Netherlands under the House of Orange-Nassau was born precisely out of the struggle to free the country from French occupation.

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Belgium was originally part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Luxembourg, although not technically part of the kingdom, was nonetheless in personal union with it. It makes sense then that the neighboring BENELUX sovereigns should attend the ceremony.
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The above link contains photos from celebrations of the 200-year anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Maastricht.
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In the PPE Gallery of pictures, Max is hungry, she is putting food in her mouth like she is starving.............. and I bet that is really great food, wish I had some of that.......

Max looks so beautiful, I love her dress and want some of that fabric so I can make a dress for me........just gorgeous. MT, she is pretty in that shade of green, nice color on her, yet she needs to just stop the calories at some point. Mathilda, that hat is still broken and damaged and not a good hat if that is what it's called. Love her dress, not the hat. Men, the same as usual, nothing different............
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In the PPE Gallery of pictures, Max is hungry, she is putting food in her mouth like she is starving.............. and I bet that is really great food, wish I had some of that.......

Max looks so beautiful, I love her dress and want some of that fabric so I can make a dress for me........just gorgeous. MT, she is pretty in that shade of green, nice color on her, yet she needs to just stop the calories at some point. Mathilda, that hat is still broken and damaged and not a good hat if that is what it's called. Love her dress, not the hat. Men, the same as usual, nothing different............
Max?? Why not call Queen Mathilde "Mat" then? Made up names for people whether royal or not is rude.
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A summary from the NOS, with the highlights of the visit:

NOS 200 jaar koninkrijk Maastricht gemist? Kijk het op npo.nl - NPO

The arrival of the royals:

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In the PPE Gallery of pictures, Max is hungry, she is putting food in her mouth like she is starving.............. and I bet that is really great food, wish I had some of that.......

Max looks so beautiful, I love her dress and want some of that fabric so I can make a dress for me........just gorgeous. MT, she is pretty in that shade of green, nice color on her, yet she needs to just stop the calories at some point. Mathilda, that hat is still broken and damaged and not a good hat if that is what it's called. Love her dress, not the hat. Men, the same as usual, nothing different............
There was an enthusiast reception of the royals at the Preuvenemint (the Fête Gastronomique) at the Vrijthof square. Here a picture of Queen Máxima mingling with the public:
http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/pr...c1d-header.jpg

Apparently the royal company was welcomed in the pavillion of the Struys Commitee, the organisators of the event, named to the centuries old café In Den Ouden Vogelstruys (In Ye Olde Ostrich Bird) where the idea of an annual Fête Gastronomique was born. See picture of that café http://www.mediapersoon.nl/.cm4all/i...Bdonotenlarge/

There were specialities as Merengue Máxima...

Queen Mathilde, Mrs Bijleveld (chair of the organizing commitee 200 Years Kingdom) and President Gauck pick some food: http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/pr...c6231-full.jpg

His Majesty says "Santé!": http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/pr...c76e7-full.jpg

Queen Mathilde and the Dutch foreign minister listening to one of the gastronomic entrepreneurs on the Fête: http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/pr...d2388-full.jpg

Queen Máxima and King Willem-Alexander were given a voucher for the Fête Gastronomique: http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/pr...184d5-full.jpg

Grand Duke Henri
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa
Frau Daniela Schat
Bundespräsident Joachim Gauck
King Willem-Alexander
Queen Máxima
King Philippe
Queen Mathilde
posing together on the Fête Gastronomique: http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/pr...6f41b-full.jpg

The King and Queen receiving some gifts: http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/pr...ba92f-full.jpg
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