The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander pays tribute to founders of UN

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has paid tribute to the founders of the United Nations in a speech he delivered yesterday for the organisation’s 75th anniversary. His Majesty spoke alongside Dutch UN Youth Delegate, Hajar Yagkoubi, who spoke of what young people hope for the world. King Willem-Alexander stressed that he was not just addressing the statement but also delegates who…
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The Netherlands marks Prinsjesdag 2020: the photos

The traditional ceremonies marking the start of the parliamentary year in the Netherlands looked very different in 2020. The coronavirus crisis, which dominated the speech given by King Willem-Alexander to start the new session, meant the traditional celebrations of Prinsjesdag were replaced by a much more low key event. However, despite restrictions, physical distancing and a muted approach to…
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Dutch Royal Family's controversial Golden Coach to go on display

A 122-year-old carriage that has made headlines in recent years for its colonial artwork will be on public display in 2021 when a new exhibit opens at the Amsterdam Museum. The exhibition will be titled ‘Golden Coach – Gift of Amsterdam’ and will run from June through November 2021. The carriage, known as the Gouden Koets, or Golden Coach, was given to Queen Wilhelmina by the…
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New photos released of daughters of Dutch King and Queen

New images have been released by the Royal House of the Netherlands of the three daughters of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima: Princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane. The photos were taken in July by Martijn Beekman at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. The sisters each have 2 pictures that have been uploaded to the Royal House’s website. Princess Amalia, also known as the…
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