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(VIDEO) HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Visits the Haagse Hogeschool.

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On Monday, August 31, 2015, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived at the Haagse Hogeschool in Den Haag to officially open the 2015 academic school year.

During today’s opening His Majesty gave a speech prior to a roundtable discussion led by Haagse Hogeschool Professor Jaco van Uden.  According to a press release discussions focused on several key themes including World Citizenship, internationalization, Networking and Quality.

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(VIDEO) HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Opens Leontienhuis.

On Thursday, July 9, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands opened the center, Leontienhuis, in Zevenhuizen.

Leontienhuis, named after former Dutch racing cyclist Ms. Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel and founder of Stiching Leontien, is a center which provides professional help as well as support for individuals suffering from eating disorders.

If you would like to learn more about Leontienhuis and the amazing work they do please visit their official website here.

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(VIDEO) His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Opens a Cheese Factory.

On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands opened the cheese factory, Royal A-ware, and the Fonterra ingredients factory in Heerenveen.

According to the official website for Royal A-ware, the company produces “…80,000 to 100,000 tons of cheese every year, more than half of the cheese it trades annually.  Fonterra produces quality ingredients for food for babies, seniors and athletes.” 

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News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.

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On the afternoon of Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the company, AppMachine, in Heerenveen.  Established in 2011 the online software company allows individuals to create their own mobile apps for iOS, Windows Phone 8, and Android.

AppMachine_HMK-6576 (1)During today’s visit Her Majesty met with the CEO of AppMachine, Mr. Siebrand Dijkstra, as well as with company employees.  Her Majesty was also given a “…demonstration of AppMachine’s app building software and then made an app herself for the Oranje Fonds with Instant Ap…” according to a press release.

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HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Drentse Fiets4Daagse. Plus, Other News.

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On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands celebrated the 50th anniversary of Drentse Fiets4Daagse (4 Days of Cycling) held at the TT Circuit in Assen.

In the afternoon, His Majesty visited the De Bennekel district in Eindhoven where he met with “…several parties about how people with different backgrounds live together in the same neighborhood and what they can do together to strengthen social cohesion…” according to RVD.

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(VIDEOS) Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Opens a Nursing Center.

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On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands officially opened the new nursing care center, ‘t Hamrik, in Nieuwolda.

According to the news agency, PPE, the center “…focuses on small scale and domestic housing with self-reliance residents and family care.” 

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The King and Queen of the Netherlands Enjoy a Beach Volleyball Match.

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On Sunday, July 5, 2015, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships Men’s final match in Den Haag.

The reigning couple cheered on Mr. Reinder Nummerdor and Mr. Christiaan Varenhorst of Team Netherlands as they tried to defeat Mr. Alison Cerutti and Mr. Bruno Oscar Schmidt of Team Brazil.

In the end, Team Brazil won 2-1 (12-21,21-14,22-20).

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HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Opens the Center De Heerd.

WAKingOn Wednesday, July 1, 2015, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened the multi-functional center, De Heerd, in Heerde.

According to RVD, the new building houses “…schools, childcare, Dorpshuis, library and a culture square.”   

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HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attends the 2015 Familiebedrijven Award.

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On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the 3rd Edition of the Familiebedrijven Award held at the Nieuwe Kerk in Den Haag.

The winner of the award went to Koninklijke De Heus.  The family owned business received the award for their “… impressive growth and development on the basis of equity and continuity to develop new initiatives. [The company] is an international and innovative family business with a healthy entrepreneurial spirit…” 

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Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attends a Conference in Utrecht.

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On Monday, June 22, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the conference, The Future of Farming and Food Security in Africa, held at the RABO Bank headquarters in Utrecht.

Today’s conference focused on “…food security and supply in Africa…” according to RVD.

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HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Launches the 10th Edition of Burendag.

WAKingOn June 19, 2015, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands launched the 10th Edition of Burendag in Harderwijk.

Burendag, known as Neighbor’s Day, us organized by the Oranje Fonds and  Douwe Egberts.

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(VIDEO) HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Opens an Exhibition.

On Friday, June 19, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands opened the exhibition, Design Derby: Nederland-België (1815-2015), at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.

Curated by Ms. Mienke Simon Thomas, Senior Curator of Applied Art and Design, Mr. Frank Huygens, Head of Research at Design Museum Ghent, the exhibition is a:

“…retrospective of Dutch and Belgian design over the past 200 years. Five hundred objects will be on show from the two neighbouring countries, varying from silver, glass, ceramics and posters to furniture, fashion and cars. The objects will be presented next to each other, in chronological order. At each moment of the time-line from 1815 to 2015, the visitor can see the most interesting items from the Netherlands and what Belgium, in turn, considered as exemplary at this juncture.”

Design Derby: Nederland-België (1815-2015) will be open to the public on June 20 – September 13, 2015.  Thereafter, the exhibition will move to the Design Museum Ghent beginning on October 23, 2015 – February 14, 2016.

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(VIDEOS) Belgian, Dutch, and Luxembourg Royals Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

On Thursday, June 18, 2015, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, and His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo in Waterloo, Belgium.

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