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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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Photo courtesy of the Familiebedrijven Award

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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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

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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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

(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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Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attends the Kennis voor Morgen Conference.

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On June 12, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the Kennis voor Morgen conference in Arnhem.

The conference brings together “…school administrators, teachers, school leaders, and education professionals.  Topics at the conference include cultural education, leadership and more…” according to RVD.

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Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Opens the Juliana Kinderziekenhuis.

On Friday, June 12, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands officially opened the  Juliana Kinderziekenhuis (Juliana Children’s Hospital) in Den Haag.

After the official opening Her Majesty met with staff as well as patients and was given a tour of the new building which includes a Ronald McDonald House and the Haga Juliana Geboortecentrum (Birth Center).

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(VIDEOS) Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attends the Kinderen Maken Muziek Concert.

Princess Maxima 2011On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the  Kinderen Maken Muziek concert, an initiative of the Oranje Fonds, held at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht.

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

News Regarding His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.

TheKingWAOn June 10, 2015, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands attended the 10th commemoration of the Tuin van Bezinning (The Garden of Reflection) in Warnsveld.

The garden is a “…memorial place for families and friends of police officers during the course of their work were killed by an accident or violence…” according to the photo agency, PPE.

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands Visits the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.

LaurentienOn Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands opened a new wing at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPIP) in Nijmegen.

The purpose of the MPIP is to:

“…undertake basic research into the psychological,social and biological foundations of language. The goal is to understand how our minds and brains process language, how language interacts with other aspects of mind, and how we can learn languages of quite different types.” 

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

(VIDEO) HM Queen Maxima Visits the Stichting New Dutch Connections.

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On June 9, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the Stichting New Dutch Connections in Driebergen.  The refugee assistance organization recently won the 2015 Appeltje van Oranje award.

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Photo courtesy of Oranje Fonds/B. Homburg

 

(VIDEO) News Regarding HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.

On May 22, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands opened the new Zorg Onderwijs Centrum van Koninklijke Kentalis in Zoetermeer.

The Koninklijke Kentalis is a:

“…national organization in the Netherlands specializing in providing diagnostic, care and educational services to people who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf blind, as well as to people with severe speech/language impairment or autistic spectrum disorders accompanied by severe speech and language difficulties.”

During today’s opening Her Majesty was given a tour of the new facility and learned what typr of care as well as education Kentalis has to offer their students “…including Ambulatory Care and Ambulatory Services…” 

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