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Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Opens a New Building in Westbeemster.

Princess Maxima 2011On Thursday, November 13, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands opened the new CONO Kaasmakers (cheesemakers) building in Westbeemster.

And, that’s it.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Opens the 90th Christmas Market in Rotterdam. (VIDEO)

On November 13, 2014, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened the 90th Christmas Market at the Noorse Kerk in Rotterdam.

Proceeds from the sale of items sold at the Christmas market will “…benefit the preservation of the church…” according to the news agency, PPE.

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Opens the Kulturhus Trefkoele +. (VIDEOS)

On Thursday, November 13, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened the Kulturhus Trefkoele + in Dalfsen.

According to RVD, the Kulturhus Trefkoele is a 7700 square meter community center for the residents of the municipality.  The center contains a library, child care, a youth club, an elderly club and much more. 

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Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attend the 2014 Erasmusprijs.

KingWAOn Wednesday, November 12, 2014, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the 2014 Erasmusprijs held at the Koninklijk Paleis in Amsterdam.  The theme of the 2014 Erasmusprijs: Theatre, Audience and Society.

This year the Stichting Praemium Erasmianum (Praemium Erasmianum Foundation) awarded the prize to Belgian festival director and curator, Ms. Frie Leysen.

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Attends the Opening of the 2014 World Cities Culture Forum.

WAKingOn Wednesday, November 12, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands attended the opening of the 2014 World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF) held at the Koninklijk Paleis in Amsterdam.

The World Cities Culture Forum is a:

“…collaborative network of world cities that share a belief in the importance of culture for creating thriving cities.  [The two-day event brings together] city leaders, cultural experts and senior representatives from more than 25 cities around the world [who] will work together to explore the vital role of culture in the prosperity of global cities.

[The WCCF] will include interactive sessions and working groups, with Amsterdam’s approach to cultural policy used as the starting point for discussion between partner cities about their own successes, the challenges they face and what they might learn from each other.”

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News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.

maximaOn Wednesday, November 12, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the organization, Villa Joep, at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

Established in 2004 Villa Joep is committed to fight against neuroblastoma one of the most deadly forms and most common of childhood cancer.  According to the official website for Villa Joep the aim of the organization “…is fundraising. Many initiatives like spinning events, marathon runs and other smaller local activities, all contribute to the fundraising program of Villa Joep.”

During today’s visit Her Majesty met with patients as well as staff who were participating in an art workshop at the Stedelijk Museum.  The theme of the workshop, according to RVD, Hoe Word ik Een Kunstenaar?

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Launches a New Campaign in Utrecht.

PrinceofOranjeOn November 11, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived at the Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht to participate in the launch of the Oranje Fonds new campaign, Maatjes Gezocht (Buddies Wanted).

According to RVD, Maatjes Gezocht are:

“…volunteers who offer individuals support and friendship.  That may include helping those with learning new skills, the acquisition of new knowledge or by providing social contact.  There are language buddies, mentors to support young people in school, buddies for people with mental illnesses, and buddies to help people network and make new friends.” 

After today’s launch His Majesty viewed the Museum Catharijneconvent’s new exhibition, Ik Geef om Jou! Naastenliefde Door de Eeuwen Heen.

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Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attend a Commemoration Ceremony in Amsterdam. (VIDEO)

On November 10, 2014, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven attended the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) commemoration ceremony held at the RAI in Amsterdam.

Last July, MH17 was shot down by rebels over eastern Ukraine near the Russian border killing 298 innocent people.

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Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attend a Baptism at Paleis Het Loo.

MWAOn Sunday, November 9, 2014, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands accompanied by their three daughters, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Bernhard and Princess Annette of Oranje-Nassau, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Maritus and Princess Marilene of Oranje-Nassau, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Pieter-Christian and Princess Anita of Oranje-Nassau attended the baptism of Willem-Jan, son of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Floris and Princess Aimée of Oranje-Nassau, at Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn.

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Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attends the 10th Internationaal Franz Liszt Pianoconcours.

On the evening of Saturday, November 8, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the 10th Internationaal Franz Liszt Pianoconcours (International Franz Liszt Piano Competition) held at the TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht.

Held every three years the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition is devoted entirely to the piano works by Franz Liszt. The event is one of the best-known and prestigious piano competitions in the world, and is also known for the thorough and professional support it offers its laureates.

This year’s finalists are Miss Mariam Batsashvili from Georgia, Mr. Mengjie Han from The Netherlands and Mr. Peter Klimo from The United States.

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Attends the Nationale Iconen 2014. (VIDEO)

PrinceofOranjeOn Thursday, November 6, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived at the Ridderzaal in Den Haag to attend the Nationale Iconen 2014 conference and awards presentation. According to AFP, four Dutch “…innovative projects were handed out and each will receive support from the Dutch government to present their inventions internationally.”

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News Regarding H.M. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. (VIDEOS)


On Thursday, November 6, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived in Warffum to visit, Power-Play, a program which offers music lessons to primary school students.

Thereafter, Her Majesty visited the organization, Rijdende Popschool, in Garmerwolde. Established in 2011, by a then Princess Maxima of the Netherlands, the Rijdende Popschool is supported by the Kinderen Maken Muziek, in collaboration with the Oranje Fonds and the Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie. According to RVD, the purpose of organization is “…to make music accessible to all and to connect people and generations.”

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Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the Koninklijke Marechaussee. (VIDEOS)

Queen Beatrix 2012On October 24, 2014, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands arrived at the Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn to attend the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Koninklijke Marechaussee (Royal Military Police).

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