King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visit Zeeland Flanders

  May 19, 2015 at 4:10 pm by

Today, Tuesday May 19, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima paid a visit to the region of Zeeland Flanders.

View the full image at Het Koninklijk Huis

View the full image at Het Koninklijk Huis

At their arrival in the morning, the Royal Couple went to the nursing home De Hoeve Blaauwe in the municipality of Hulst. They were greeted by Jan-Frans Mulder, the Mayor of Hulst, and Han Polman, the King’s Commissioner of Zeeland Flanders. Outside the nursing home, the King and Queen received a warm welcome by people that were there to greet them.

Later the Royal Couple went to the Industrial Museum in Sas van Gent, a town in the municipality of Terneuzen. They were welcomed by Jan Lonink, the Mayor of Terneuzen. The King and the Queen attended roundtable discussions.

The last event of the visit took place in Sluiskil. There, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended the official opening of the Sluiskil tunnel in the presence of Karla Peijs, former Minister of Transport and Queen’s Commissioner of the Province of Zeeland. The tunnel, built in five years, is 1330 meters long and it is important to improve the cross-border cooperation between Zeeland and Flanders and to relieve traffic from Terneuzen to Antwerp.  The tunnel will be open to traffic from Saturday May 23.

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