The Netherlands

Princess Beatrix opens Kinderdijk's visitors centre

Princess Beatrix opened the new visitor centre at the UNESCO World Heritage site Kinderdijk last week. During her visit Saturday night, Princess Beatrix met with some of the volunteers who work at the historical site. She attended in her capacity as patron of the Hollandsche Molen Association (Dutch Windmill Association). The visitors’ centre, designed by Dorus Meurs and Michael…
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Tenth anniversary of Queen's Day attack to be remembered privately

The tenth anniversary of the Queen’s Day attack in Apeldoorn will be remembered privately by family members of the victims. It is currently not known if any members of the Dutch Royal Family will attend. They did attend the first anniversary of the attacks, and family members of the victims have continued to meet each year privately. Ten years ago – on 30 April 2009 – Karst Tates…
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Who is Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands?

Today, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands turns 81-years-old. So we are going to have a little look at who she is and what has happened in her life so far. Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard was born in 1938 in Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, the Netherlands as the eldest child of…
The Netherlands

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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Princess Beatrix opens "Resistance and Sadness in the picture" exhibtion

This last week, Princess Beatrix opened an exhibition of sculptures at House Doorn near Utrecht. The exhibition is entitled “Resistance and Sadness in the picture” and features work from Germany and the Netherlands – the former representing links with World War I and the latter with World War II. During WWI, Holland was actually a neutral country and at the end of the war Kaiser Wilhelm II…
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