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Dutch Royal Family Present Prince Claus Impact Award 2022

  December 7, 2022 at 5:48 pm by

Today, Wednesday December 7, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, attended the 2022 Prince Claus Impact Award ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.Since 2021 there are three categories of awards: annual Seed Awards; thematic Mentorship Awards; and Impact Awards which are presented every two years.The 2022 Impact Awards were presented to: Ailton Krenak, an indigenous leader, environmentalist, philosopher, poet and writer from … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Present Erasmus Prize 2022

  November 29, 2022 at 3:40 pm by

Today, Tuesday November 29, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, along with Princess Beatrix, attended the Erasmus Prize Awards at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The theme of this year was “Connectors in a divided world”. The King presented this year’s prize to the Israeli writer David Grossman.David Grossman, one of the greatest Israeli writers, is the author of numerous novels, short stories, books for children and youth that have been … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Awards Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize

  November 29, 2022 at 7:56 am by

Yesterday, Monday November 28, Her Majesty Queen Máxima presented the Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize 2022 at the Street Museum in Amsterdam.This year the award went to Anne Frank House.The Anne Frank House is a non-profit organisation “established on 3 May 1957 in cooperation with Otto Frank, Anne Frank’s father” and it is now a “museum in the house where Anne Frank went into hiding”.Anne Frank was a young Jewish girl … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix Attend a Concert

  November 26, 2022 at 8:12 am by

Yesterday evening, Friday November 25, Her Majesty Queen Máxima and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix, attended a concert performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.The Queen is patron of the orchestra.Conductor of the concert was the young Finnish conductor, Klaus Mäkelä, who conducted the Sibelius’ Fourth Symphony and Mozart’s Requiem. The vocal part of the concert was provided by the Nederlands Kamerkoor and four soloists.Following the … Continue reading

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State Visit from Italy to the Netherlands – Day Two

  November 10, 2022 at 5:30 pm by

The second day of the Italian state visit started today, Thursday November 10, with a laying wreath ceremony attended by President Mattarella and his daughter, Laura, at The Hague War Monument 1940-1945 that commemorates the victims of the Second World War. The Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, was present as well.Then the President had several institutional meetings with the President of the Senate, the President of the House of Representatives … Continue reading

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State Visit from Italy to the Netherlands Begins

  November 9, 2022 at 6:45 pm by

At the invitation of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, the President of the Republic of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, and his daughter Laura Mattarella, started today, wednesday November 9, a three-day state visit to the Netherlands.King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima officially received the President and his daughter with a welcoming ceremony held at Dam Square in Amsterdam. The King and the President inspected a guard of honor and the national anthems were … Continue reading

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The Dutch State Visit to Greece Ends in Thessaloniki

  November 2, 2022 at 8:29 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started the third and last day of the state visit to Greece today, Wednesday November 2, by visiting Thessaloniki, the second largest city of the country.Upon the arrival in the city the Royal Couple went to the Labattoir culture area to attend an economic session focused on sustainability and agriculture.Then the King and the Queen were officially welcomed by Konstantinos Zervas, mayor of … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima’s Second Day in Greece 

  November 1, 2022 at 5:38 pm by

Tuesday November 1st, Their Majesties King WIllem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started their second day in Greece by visiting the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center accompanied by Katerina Sakellaropoulou, President of the Hellenic Republic and her husband, Pavlos Kotsonis.At the center they toured the exhibition entitled: “Resilience – stories of women inspiring change”. This exhibition organized by the Dutch non-profit organization “World Press Photo”, “highlight the resilience and challenges of women, … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to Greece

  October 31, 2022 at 5:05 pm by

At the invitation of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started today, Monday October 31, a three-day state visit to Greece.Arrived yesterday evening at the airport of the capital Athens, the Royal Couple began the state visit this morning by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Syntagma Square.Then the King and the Queen moved to … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Tanzania: October 17-19

  October 21, 2022 at 7:29 am by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development, Queen Máxima arrived at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, in the Republic Tanzania on the evening of Monday October 17 for a two-day visit.The Queen started the first day in Tanzania, on Tuesday October 18, with two field visits. The first field visit was focused on the work of “ACRE Africa”, an organization that “uses … Continue reading

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The Dutch State Visit to Sweden Ends in Gothenburg

  October 13, 2022 at 4:55 pm by

On Thuesday October 13, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent their last day of the state visit to Sweden by visiting Gothenburg along with King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia.In Gothenburg the Royal Couple paid a visit to Lindholmen Science Park, a business park founded in 2000 where “scientists, businesses and government work together on innovations for the development of sustainable cities, with a focus on sustainable transport … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Sweden: Day Two

  October 12, 2022 at 9:52 pm by

Today, Wednesday October 12, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started their second day in Sweden by attending a business roundtable with Their Majesties King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia, government representatives and CEOs of Dutch and Swedish companies. The meeting was focused on “green energy transition, shifting supply chains and opportunities for strengthened collaboration”. Then King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima had a meeting with the Dutch community living … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2022

  September 22, 2022 at 5:18 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated today, Tuesday September 20, the official opening of the parliament, Prinsjesdag. King Willem-Alexander was joined by his wife, Queen Máxima, his brother Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. This year’s Prinsjesdag was marked by an important debut: for the first time Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, was present at the event. Also, due to the renovation of the Binnenhof, the usual location of … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Visit to the Peel Region

  September 15, 2022 at 5:59 pm by

Today, Thursday September 15, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima paid a visit to the Peel Region, in the province of North Brabant. The first stop was in the municipality of Deurne where the Royal Couple was welcomed by the Mayor, Greet Buter, at the Deurnsche Peel, nature reserve. During the tour of the nature reserve, the King and the Queen were informed about “developments in nature conservation, the … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima’s Working Visit to United States: Last Day – Houston

  September 9, 2022 at 5:15 pm by

On Friday September 9, Her Majesty Queen Máxima completed her working visit to United States by visiting Houston, Texas. In the morning the Queen was officially welcomed by Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, at the City Hall. During the visit at the City Hall the Queen attended a meeting focused “on ways to protect the city from flooding” and then she was present at the signing of an agreement between … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima’s Working Visit to United States: Day Three – Austin

  September 9, 2022 at 12:51 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Máxima continued her working visit to United States, on Thursday September 8, in Austin, Texas. In the morning the Queen was officially welcomed by Governor Greg Abbott and his wife Cecilia Abbott at the historic Governor’s Mansion. During a meeting Governor Abbot, John B. Scott, Texas Secretary of State and the Queen discussed with about “the close economic ties between the Netherlands and Texas”. Then Queen Maxima … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima’s Working Visit to United States: Day Two

  September 8, 2022 at 7:24 am by

Queen Máxima’s second day in the United States started today, Wednesday September 7, with a visit at the University of California in Berkeley. During the visit was marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Dutch course at the University and was launched a new Dutch Network for Academics in the US (DNA-US), a network “established to strengthen the bilateral relations between the Netherlands and the United States through academic cooperation”. Then … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Begins Working Visit to United States

  September 6, 2022 at 11:31 pm by

On  Tuesday September 6, Her Majesty Queen Máxima started a four-day working visit to the United States accompanied by Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Liesje Schreinemacher, Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, Ernst Kuipers, Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Minister of Economic Affairs, Communication and Sustainable Development of Aruba, Geoffrey Wever, Minister of Public Health and Tourism of Aruba Dangui Oduber and State Secretary of Infrastructure … Continue reading

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The Dutch State Visit to Austria Ends in Graz

  June 30, 2022 at 2:06 am by

On Wednesday June 29, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima spent their last day of the state visit to Austria by visiting Graz, capital of the state of Styria. The Royal Couple travelled to Graz by train and accompanied by the President of the Republic of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen and the First Lady, Doris Schmidauer. Upon the arrival at the train station of Graz, they were received … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Austria – Day Two

  June 28, 2022 at 9:17 pm by

Today, Tuesday June 28, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started their second day in Austria by visiting the cultural center, Kulturhaus Brotfabrik, along with the President of the Republic of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen and the First Lady, Doris Schmidauer. This cultural center aims to promote integration through several projects and currently is helping Ukrainian refugees. During the visit the Royal Couple and the Presidential Couple met … Continue reading

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