The Netherlands

Dutch King lets passenger on overbooked flight sit in cockpit

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is a well-known pilot. He thinks flying is fun and trained as a pilot for the national Dutch air-operator, KLM. This week, a special thing happened on one of a KLM flight from Amsterdam to Paris, under the charge of the Dutch king. The flight was overbooked and it was Willem-Alexander who came up with the great solution that made one…
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Dutch royals remember war victims

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands have attended the National Remembrance of the Dead in the Amsterdam. The National Remembrance of the Dead takes places annually on 4 May. A little before 7 in the evening, the King and Queen walked across Dam square to the Nieuwe Kerk where an emotional service was held. Diederik van Vleuten gave the 4 May Address. Afterwards, they placed…
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King of the Netherlands delivers an address to the Houses of Parliament

King Willem-Alexander addressed the House of Commons and the House of Lords today and spoke of his regret that the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union but before he did so he touched on the unique relationship between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images “You are our North Sea neighbour, but…
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Dutch royals pay tribute to former Prime Minister Wim Kok

Former Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok has died at the age of 80. He had been ill with a heart condition for quite some time. Wim Kok was Prime Minister from 1994 until 2002 under then Queen Beatrix. Before becoming Prime Minister, Wim Kok was a trade union leader, leader of the opposition and Minister of Finance. He became chairman of the Labour Party, succeeding Joop den Uyl. During his years as…
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