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The best moments from Queen’s Day and King’s Day

With the accession of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in 1980, Queen’s Day truly became a day of interacting with the public. Let’s take a look at some of the best moments from Queen’s Day and King’s Day.

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Prince Claus, the late husband of then Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and his son Prince Constantijn try out a dodgem car in the town of Breda

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Then Princess Máxima wheels around on a battery-powered ‘electronic pedestrian’ called Segway during the traditional Queen’s Day celebrations.

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Princess Laurentien wheels around on a battery-powered ‘electronic pedestrian’ called Segway during the traditional Queen’s Day celebrations.

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Then Prince Willem-Alexander wheels around on a battery-powered ‘electronic pedestrian’ called Segway during the traditional Queen’s Day celebrations.

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Pieter van Vollenhoven, husband to Princess Margriet (L), steers while his four sons: Floris, Bernhard Jr (hidden), Maurits and Pieter Christiaan row a boat during the traditional Queen’s Day celebrations.

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Then Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands dances in the streets.

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Then Prince Willem-Alexander speaks to a member of the public dressed in traditional wear in Zeeland.

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Prince Pieter Christiaan listens to the crowd.

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Then Queen Beatrix waves to the crowd.

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Princess Ariane of The Netherlands sprays graffiti during King’s Day.

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Princess Catharina-Amalia of The Netherlands sprays graffiti during King’s Day.

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Princess Alexia of The Netherlands and Princess Ariane of The Netherlands pose with a mascot during King’s Day.

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Princess Catharina-Amalia of The Netherlands plays football during King’s Day.

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Prince Constantijn of The Netherlands attends King’s Day.

King’s Day is taking place in the city of Amersfoort this year, and around 50,000 people are expected to line the route.

With the number of people expected and the planned activities along the route, I am sure we’ll be adding to this collection of fun moments!

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