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(VIDEO) Members of the Dutch Royal Family Attend the 2015 Koningsdagconcert.

On April 14, 2015, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands and Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands attended the 2015 Koningsdagconcert held at the Energiehuis in Dordrecht.

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(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Visits Steunstichting Voedsel Focus Amersfoort.

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On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the Steunstichting Voedsel Focus (Foundation Food Focus) in Amersfoort.

According RVD, the organization is “…associated with the Food Bank Netherlands, an non-profit organization that distributes food to those who have difficulty purchasing enough food…”  

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News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.

PssMaximaOn Thursday, April 9, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the company, TexelEnergie, in Den Burg.  In 2014 the company was awarded the “…Koning Willem I Plaquette for sustainable enterprise…” according to RVD.

This afternoon, Her Majesty arrived at the Paleis Noordeinde in Den Haag to attend the Uitblinkers, a special luncheon held for “…Dutch citizens who have distinguished themselves by outstanding performance in various sectors such as sports, culture, journalism, health care, volunteer work or business…” according to the Dutch photo agency, PPE.

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(VIDEOS) TMs King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Visit Denmark.

On the morning of March 17, 2015, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, accompanied by the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Bert Koenders, arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark for a three-day state visit.

The purpose of the visit is to continue the strong and existing trade relations between the Netherlands and Denmark, sustainable wind energy, health care and ensuring the quality of society.  The Dutch royal court also noted that the “…state visit provides an opportunity to strengthen the existing cooperation in the economic and social fields with Denmark. Knowledge and sharing of experiences are the focus of this visit.”

Upon their arrival at the airport Their Majesties were warmly welcomed by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark, and Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark and His Serene Highness Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleberg.

Soon, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima along with members of the Danish royal family were whisked off to Fredensborg Slot were they posed for the press. Thereafter, Their Majesties participated in a meeting with the Prime Minister of Denmark, Ms. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, at Christansborg Slot in Copenhagen.

In the afternoon, Their Majesties, accompanied by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, attended a conference entitled, A Socially Coherent Society: Prospects for Societal Development in Denmark and the Netherlands, at Aalborg Universitet.  During today’s gathering:

“…leading Danish and Dutch scholars, publicists and students will present their research as well as compare and contrast developments in their respective societies.

Themes to be addressed include welfare and families, happiness, security and trust, solidarity and immigration. Participants at the symposium will also be invited to join roundtable discussions on ‘Happiness and Well being: Challenges and Solutions’.”

In the evening, Their Majesties, members of the Danish royal family along with various Dutch and Danish government officials attended a gala banquet held at Christansborg Slot in Copenhagen.

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(VIDEO) His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Visits the Rijksmuseum.

On Thursday, February 12, 2015, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to open the highly anticipated exhibition, Late Rembrandt.

The exhibition showcases:

“…100 of the paintings, drawings and prints that Rembrandt produced in the final phase of his life… Rembrandt’s later life was marked by tragic personal loss and financial setbacks. Yet it was also the time when he produced his best work. He experimented with paint and light, managing to bring an unprecedented emotional depth to his work. It resulted in his most daring and intimate work.”

Late Rembrandt will be open to the public until May 17, 2015.

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Video about the exhibition, Late Rembrandt.

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

On the evening of Friday, January 23, 2015, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands participated in an “…initiative to speak out all the names of the 102,000 Dutch victims that died in or were deported from the former Westerbork Concentration Camp during World War II…” 

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(VIDEO) His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Opens the Akoesticum Training Center in Ede.

On Friday, January 23, 2015, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands opened the Akoesticum in Ede.  This new national training center is for:

“…amateur and professional in the areas of theater, music and dance.  The facility contains 10 rehearsal rooms of various sizes with good acoustics, an auditorium where large groups can rehearse, 148 beds, a kitchen, bar and dining area.”

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Opens the Nationaal Militair Museum.

PrinceofOranjeOn December 11, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened the Nationaal Militair Museum at the Park Vliegbasis Soesterberg.

According to RVD, the museum highlights:

“…[the] meaning of the Dutch armed forces of the past, present and future. Personal stories of soldiers from all ranks and times are illustrated by the extensive collections of the Army and Air Force. In addition to large objects such as tanks and aircraft, six theme areas where all aspects of the armed forces are discussed.”

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Presides Over a Ceremony in Den Haag. (VIDEO)


On Thursday, December 4, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands presided over the Militaire Willems-Orde (Knight of the Military Order of William) held at the Binnenhof Square in Den Haag.

According to RVD, the Militaire Willems-Orde is “…the highest Dutch Knighthood for Courage, Tact, and Loyalty in the Army…” The recipient of the Militaire Willems-Orde went to Major Gijs Tuinman.

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Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Visits KOTUG.

MaximaOn Wednesday, December 3, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the company, KOTUG, in Rotterdam.

KOTUG is an:
“…international maritime service provider which has built its reputation as a competitive and innovative player in the maritime industry for harbour towage, coastal & deep sea towage, salvage and emergency response, tug management, chartering, brokerage, offshore services and assistance to dredging industry.”

For more information about today’s visit as well as to view photos please visit KOTUG’s official website here.

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News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. (VIDEOS)

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the 3rd Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition seminar in Amsterdam. During today’s meeting Her Majesty received a copy of the DSGC’s report entitled, Sustainable Innovation.

According to RVD, within the report are:
“…examples of innovative products and partnerships that contribute to solving social challenges such as climate change, biodiversity, hunger, health care, sanitation and poverty.

The seminar and the DSGC report underlines the role of business in achieving climate and sustainable development adopted by the United Nations in 2015.”

Earlier in the day, Her Majesty arrived at Nordwin College in Leeuwarden to visit the offices of the S-Team van Stichting Het Buro. The S-Team “…connects volunteers, 1-on-1, with students to prevent early school absence…” according to the news agency, PPE.

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Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attends the 2014 Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Prijs.

maximaOn Monday, December 1, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the 2014 Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Prijs held at the Theater Amsterdam in Amsterdam.  The winner of this year’s award went to theatre director, Mr. Johan Simons.

The Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Prijs, worth 150,000 Euros, is:

“…is awarded annually to a person or institution with a great track record in the field of culture and nature in the Netherlands.  [Mr. Simons received the award] for his great services to the theater arts at home and abroad. He has a unique form of theater developed that was another factor, and for Dutch theater. By continuing to support new actors and directors, he also brings a distinct contribution to the development of talented theater.”

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Opens the Blue Energy Test Facility. (VIDEO)


On November 26, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands opened the Blue Energy test facility on the Afsluitdijk in Breezanddijk.

According to the Associated Press, Blue Energy:

“…takes advantage of the difference in salt concentration between sea water and fresh water to produce electricity.

One reason to try the system in the Netherlands is geography: the Rhine and Meuse rivers both meet the sea here. The plant is strategically located on the Afsluitdijk, the huge dike that turned part of the North Sea into a freshwater lake in the 1930s.

The multiyear project, funded by a mix of government and corporate sponsors, seeks to improve the system’s efficiency until it is a profitable electricity source.”

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