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Old 05-16-2014, 04:45 AM
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Dutch Working Visit to Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia: May 26-27, 2014

The King and Queen will pay a working visit to the German states of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia on May 26th and 27th. The visit will be focussed on industry, energy and trade.

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Old 05-26-2014, 06:40 AM
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Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander visit Next Energy at University of Oldenburg in Oldenburg. May 26th, 2014

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Máxima visited the company Mariko in Leer and attended the launch of the "Frische ist Leben" initiative:



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In Werlte Máxima and Willem-Alexander visited company AUDI and attended the Power to Gas presentation:



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** ndr.de gallery: Filmreifer Empfang für das Königspaar **


** dpp: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visit Germany day 1 **


** zimbio: King Willem-Alexander And Queen Maxima Of The Netherlands Visit Lower-Saxony **


** stuttgarter-zeitung.de gallery: Willem-Alexander und Máxima. Glamouröse Kurzvisite in Oldenburg **
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They have been in my city and I didn't even notice. I even took a stroll with my little son where we passed the university this morning and I didn't notice anything. How's that possible? There must have been some security or cars or anything else visible. I mean, I wasn't on a backstreet but on the mainstreet that passes through the university buildings. Big, big mystery. And so sad. I would have loved to see them in person. They look great on the pictures.
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Well, I suppose that when they are incide there will only be a few cars parked on the pavement and that is it. But indeed, that sounded like a good opportunity to see them for real.

I can't find the programme of the visit on the wesite of the RF. I wonder if there is an evening event.

The Queen looks great, which is usually the case when she goes abroad.
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I can't find the programme of the visit on the wesite of the RF. I wonder if there is an evening event.
They have a dinner at a castle in Münster, but I don't know how official that is. I've found a timeline of their day today. The last entry is about the dinner.

http://www.noz.de/deutschland-welt/n...ima-im-emsland
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Thanks for the article & agenda KitKat.

Schloss Moyland seems like an interesting place; Frederick the Great met Voltaire here on their first meeting and later it belonged to the Dutch noble family of Steengracht van Moyland.

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They have a dinner at a castle in Münster, but I don't know how official that is.


Here are some pics of the dinner at Wilkinghege Castle:



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27-05-2014 Munster Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander visit the Westfalischen Wilhelms Universitat, Zentrum für Niederlande-Studien, in Munster, Germany.

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** Pic ** wn.de: Willem-Alexander und Máxima zu Besuch in Münster **

Such a pity about the weather in North Rhine-Westphalia today, lots of rain expected for the whole day..
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Will their be a reception today? Is there a programme out for the second day?

It's always a pity when it's raining and there are out door events but let's hope all events today are indoors.
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The programme can be found on the official website:


** Koning en Koningin bezoeken Nedersaksen en Noordrijn-Westfalen (2) ** translation **


After the visit in Münster, they'll visit the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics in Dortmund, they'll attend meetings in Essen and in Kleve, but as far as I can see there won't be any dinner/reception like the one yesterday evening.



** anp gallery day 2 ** ppe gallery Dortmund ** ppe gallery Essen **


** derwesten.de: Maxima und Willem in Essen **


** rp-online.de: Willem-Alexander und Maxima auf Tour durch NRW **


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In Münster the nutjob who threw a candle light holder to the golden carriage a few years ago (Erwin L.) was caught and arrested. He was carrying a sign this time with the text: 'Niederlande ist ein Bilderberg Rothschilds Bankster monarchie'. He seems mentally unstable and was recently also arrested for harrassing & threatening a his brother and a former house mate. In April he made a scene at a court trial for former Justice PG Joris Demmink, who is accused of pedophelia. There is no evidence whatsoever but these 'the-world-is-one-big-Bilderberg-conspiracy' people are obsessed by the case. L. also went to the police to file a complaint about the royal family as he claims they are guilty of high treason.

Due to his mental unstability L. was in an institute for 1 1/2 years after throwing the candle. It was a favourite topic for the caviar left as they found it out of proportion. But considering his mental state I am not sure if society can afford the risk to have such people out on the loose. Apeldoorn showed what a risk deranged people can be.

Elsevier.nl - Waxinelichtgooier Erwin L. opgepakt in Duitsland
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The king talked about the importance of learning the German language:

Koning onderschrijft belang Duits voor jeugd - Vorsten

Learning German used to be obligatory but lately secundary school students are free in their choice and often prefer more 'sexy' languages like Spanish as they all dream of doing a gap year in South America. Let's hope that the kings daughters will receive proper German language classes too.
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The king talked about the importance of learning the German language:

Koning onderschrijft belang Duits voor jeugd - Vorsten

Learning German used to be obligatory but lately secundary school students are free in their choice and often prefer more 'sexy' languages like Spanish as they all dream of doing a gap year in South America. Let's hope that the kings daughters will receive proper German language classes too.
Marengo-As a Dutch speaker is it fairly easy to understand German?
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I'm always amazed how many Dutch people can speak German and how well they do it. The two languages do have a lot of similarities - me, as a German speaker, I also find it easy to understand Dutch, but I wouldn't be able to speak Dutch myself...


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It is relatively easy to understand what people say or to read a German text. But to speak it and esp. to write it takes some training. Especially as German has a lot of nouns which is difficult for non-native German speakers.

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It is possible that the royal couple will visit Germany each year for one these working visits, not a bad idea IMO.
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