The Dream Book – Inspiration for King Willem-Alexander

To inspire each other and the new King, the National Investiture Committee asked everyone, young and old, to share their dreams for the future of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. From over 6,500 entries, a jury of 16 Dutch celebrities has selected around 300 of the most original, inspiring and appealing dreams for publication in […]

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A wonderful exhibition in Amsterdam: Our Queen 1980-2013

As I see ANP photos almost on a daily base I wasn’t quite sure what to expect of the exhibition “Onze Koningin 1980-2013” in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. To honour Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands 145 pictures were selected from the ANP database, showing 75 years Queen Beatrix and 33 years of reign. […]

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Amsterdam – The last day of Queen Beatrix’ reign

Amsterdam looked wonderful on the occasion of the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands on 30 April 2013. I arrived in Amsterdam on the 29th and in the afternoon spent some time having a look at the area around the Royal Palace. The city looked very festive with […]

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The programme for the Dutch investiture

29 April 8pm – Dinner at the newly reopened Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam hosted by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. 30 April 10-10.30am – Abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in the Mozeszaal of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. 10.30-10.50am – Appearance of the new King and Queen with their daughters, and Princess Beatrix, on […]

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