Dutch King and Queen Regional Visit to the Wadden Islands: Last Day

  May 10, 2023 at 8:33 pm by

Today, Wednesday May 10, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started the second and last day of the regional visit to the Wadden Islands in the municipality and an island of Terschelling. There the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz (MIWB), a maritime university of applied sciences. Upon the arrival at the institute they were welcomed by the Commissioner of the King, Arno Brok, the mayor of Terschelling, Caroline van de Pol and MIWB Director, Gerrit van Leunen.
The King and the Queen toured the institute and met with students and teachers to be informed about the education and training given to the students. Afterwards took place a discussion focused on “the challenges of the maritime sector and the role MIWB plays in it”.
The following stop was in the municipality and an island of Ameland. The visit in Ameland was focused on “the accessibility of the island” and the Royal Couple attended a meeting with members of the tourism sector. Topic of the meeting was “the consequences of the growing number of tourists on the island”.
The last stop of the regional visit was in the municipality and an island of Schiermonnikoog. There the King and the Queen, accompanied by the mayor of Schiermonnikoog, Ineke van Gent, visited the Bijl-Holwerda dairy farm where they met with several farmers of the island and were informed about a dairy cooperative started by the farmers with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.
Afterwards the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Schiermonnikoog ambulance station to discuss about “all facets of healthcare on the island” and “the challenges and dilemmas in the field of care that people face on a daily basis”.
Then the King and the Queen visited Klooster Schiermonnikoog, a monastery where five monks of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance live.
The regional visit ended at the only supermarket of the island. They toured it and were informed about the entrepreneurship.

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