A Royal Opening for Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018

On Saturday 27 January 2018 King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands came to Leeuwarden, in the north of the Netherlands, to open the European Capital of Culture 2018. Not only Leeuwarden, but also the Province of Friesland and even the neighbourprovinces Drenthe and Groningen are part of a year of celebrations and activities. […]

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Queen Máxima – More Music for Schoolchildren

Did you ever receive musical education at school? From the primary school I mainly remember that we were singing. And in the last three classes we had teachers who were luckily interested in music, so we occasionally sang together on Friday afternoons. Music was a required subject in the first three classes of secondary school. […]

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Queen’s Day 2004 – The Dutch Royals come back in 2018!

On Thursday the Dutch royal court and the municipality of Groningen announced that King’s Day 2018 will take place in the city of Groningen, The Netherlands. On Friday 27 April 2018 King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, assumingly their daughters Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, as well as other family members will be heading to […]

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Ten Years Ago – Beatrix and Laurentien at UMCG

On Friday 30 March 2007 Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and her daughter-in-law Princess Laurentien – who wasn’t announced beforehand – attended an international symposium about overweight young children at the UMCG (University Medical Center Groningen) in Groningen, The Netherlands. Close to my own house, so of course I went there to have a look. […]

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The King and Queen of the Netherlands visit Two of Their Provinces

Once in a while King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, like many of their European colleagues, pay a visit to a part of one of their provinces. The Netherlands has twelve provinces and on Tuesday 17 February they spent the whole day in the peat-colonies of the Provinces Groningen and Drenthe, in the […]

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