10.00 - 10.30 o'clock
The abdication of Queen Beatrix takes place at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The Queen signs the Act of Abdication in the Moses Hall.
10.30 - 10.50 o'clock
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Mßxima of the Netherlands and Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands enter the balcony of the Palace. Both the King and Princess Beatrix hold (short) speech. Afterwards the Princess of Orange, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane of the Netherlands enter the balcony.
The King leaves for the Nieuwe Kerk.
14.00 - 15.30 o'clock
Swearing in and inauguration of the new King during the joint session of the Staten Generaal in the Nieuwe Kerk. The king will give a speech and take the oath.
16.30 - 17.30 o'clock
Reception for authorities and members of the Staten Generaal in the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.