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Old 03-04-2014, 12:46 PM
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King Willem-Alexander opened the exhibition "Willem II - Art King" at the Dordrecht Museum today, March 4, 2014.




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Old 03-05-2014, 02:09 PM
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The exposition shows paintings and other items from the collection of King Willem II. He had a large colection of paintings, for whih he had a special hall build at Kneuterdijk palace (the Gothic hall). However, after his death his heirs were shocked by the amount of debts of the King. His wife and children had the royal collection auctioned. The biography of Willem II shows that they auctioned it for too little money. Also, it says that in the end the king was not as bankrupt as was thought. After the finances were straightened out (which took nearly a decade) it seems that there was enough left and that the auction could have been prevented. Sadly the paintings left the country. But nice that his successor has the opportunity to appreciate them shortly.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:39 AM
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King Willem-Alexander reopened the Dutch Cheese Museum in Alkmaar today, March 6:



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** rtvnh.nl: Foto's en video's: koning Willem-Alexander heropent Kaasmuseum **

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Old 03-07-2014, 12:45 PM
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King Willem-Alexander opened the Sportcomplex Koning Willem-Alexander in Hoofddorp today, March 7:



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Old 03-12-2014, 07:04 PM
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Yesterday the king received the departing ambassadors of Uzbekistan and Bangladesh at Noordeinde palace:

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Old 03-13-2014, 11:26 AM
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King Willem-Alexander at the opening of the new central station in Rotterdam. March 13, 2014

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Old 03-14-2014, 06:25 AM
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Impressive building!

Here are some more pics and videos:



** dpp gallery: King Willem-Alexander opens new Rotterdam Central Station **


** nos.nl video: Centraal Station Rotterdam officieel geopend **


** nu.nl gallery and video: Koning opent station Rotterdam Centraal **
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:56 AM
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Yesterday, March 14, King Willem-Alexander visited the Friends Service "Together Strong" in Zeist. The service brings together volunteers and people with mental illnesses.



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King Willem-Alexander received the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayez at the Huis ten Bosch Palace today, March 23, one day ahead of the March 24 and 25 Nuclear Security Summit.



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And he received the President of Turkey Abdullah Gul:



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** dpp: NSS Audiences; King Willem-Alexander welcomes Presidents Nazarbayev and Gul **
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:44 AM
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We are suffering from a collective case of small-country-syndrome: Obama is here and the news is broadcasting non-stop, half the county needs to work from home as most of the highways between Amsterdam-The Hague have been blocked, and most big hotels close to The Hague are booked and some villages are almost cut-of from the outside world. The navy is patroling in the Northsea and fighter jets are patrolling in the sky. Apparently any road where Obama/ American generals are passing will be temporarily transnational soil where American laws overrule ours.

Obama just visited the Rijksmuseum, and he got a tour of 20 minutes of the museum & held a press conference in front of Rembrandts Nightwatch. But of course he had the advantage that there were no other visitors who usually ruin much of the visit to any museum (usually it is almost impossible to take a good look at Vermeer's Milkmaid).

Tonight they will go to the Cats House, the residence of the PM, which was restaured a few years ago in a most horrible way, and tonight they will also attend a dinner at Huis ten Bosch in the Orange Hall, with the king and queen.

Tuesday the circus will leave.
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King Willem-Alexander met with Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, at Palace Noordeinde in Den Haag today, March 24:



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United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan was received by King Willem-Alexander at the Royal Palace Noordeinde today, March 25, 2014.




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King Willem-Alexander visited the Civil Honours Advisory Commission in Den Haag yesterday, March 26:



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King Willem-Alexander visited the Constitutional Festival celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Dutch Constitution in Den Haag today, March 29:



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King Willem-Alexander met with Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, at Palace Noordeinde in Den Haag today, March 24:



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I wonder if one of the subjects of discussion was a dutch Royal visit to Canada during the coming year?
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King Willem-Alexander received the President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza for a meeting at Eikenhorst in Wassenaar today, March 31:



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King Willem-Alexander received the President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza for a meeting at Eikenhorst in Wassenaar today, March 31:



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We can see part of his home! but what is this white painting?
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