King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Visit Friesland Province

  June 13, 2016 at 9:55 pm by

Today, Monday June 13, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima paid a visit to the Friesland Province.

Upon their arrival in St. Annaparochie, the Royal Couple was welcomed by the students of the Campus Middelsee that was visited by the King and Queen. The Campus not only provides education for pupils but it is also an educational facility that aims to connect students with local business.

Then the King and the Queen visited the greenhouse cultivation of tomatoes in Wier. The greenhouse is part of the company Empatec. The Royal Couple made a tour of the greenhouse and talked with the employees about their work in the horticulture.

In Tzummarum King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent some time with the residents of the health care center Nij Bethanie. The center is focused in the care of elderly and people affected with the Alzheimer disease and it is runs by volunteers that organize the program of the activities.

Afterwards the King and the Queen visited the Royal Eise Eisinga Planetarium in Franeker.  The planetarium, built between 1774 and 1781 in the house of Eise Eisinga, an amateur astronomer, is the oldest still working planetarium in the world.

Later in Sjûkelân the Royal Couple attended for a short time at the handball match of the Frisian Championship “Small PC for Schools” for primary school students. In Harlingen King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visited the shipyard group Royal Bodewes that is specialized in the building of multi purpose general cargo ships. The visit ended with a boat ride on the yacht “Friso” in the harbor of Harlingen.

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