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H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Attends the Closing Ceremony “Thousand and One Force”

On December 9, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands was in Utrecht to attend the closing ceremony of the project Thousand and One Force.  This event, organized by Movisie, encourages local organizations and ethnic minority women to actively participate in society.

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Source: PPE

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H.M. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, T.R.H.s Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Attend a Gala Dinner (VIDEO)

On November 29, 2011, H.M. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, T.R.H.s Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands attended a gala dine, held at Noordeinde Palace in Den Haag, in honor of the President of Mali, Amadou Toumani Toure’s, official visit to the Netherlands.

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Photo courtesy of: Daylife/Reuters

H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands in Zuidhorn (VIDEO)

On November 29, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands attended the opening of the new Zonnehuis in Zuidhorn.  Upon her arrival the princess was greeted by Mayor Bert Swart and Commissioner Max van den Berg.  After the opening Princess Maxima mingled with the residents of this new housing and care facility for the elderly.

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Photos by and sent to the TRC from Rutger Loer.  Thank you!   :)

H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Attends a Conference at Nyenrode Business Universiteit

On November 24, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands attended a conference organized and held at the Nyenrode Business Universiteit in Breukelen.

As the Secretary-General’s United Nations Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development and Honorary Patron of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion of the G20,  the princess spoke at the conference regarding inclusive finance. This year’s theme, “Sustainability in the Financial sector, Are We Ready?”, brought in other guest speakers including the chairman of the SER, Alexander Rinnooy Kan, and the head of the Principles of Responsible Investment, Rob Lake.  The conference concluded with a panel discussion on sustainability in the financial sector.

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Source: Nyenrode Business Universiteit and Het Koninklijk Huis

Photo courtesy of: Het Koninklijk Huis

T.R.H.s Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Attend the Premiere of the Film ‘Nova Zembla’

On November 21, 2011, T.R.H.s Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands attended the première of the film, Nova Zembla, held at the RAI Theater in Amsterdam.  Also, in attendance were Princess Aimee and Prince Floris as well asPrincess Marilene and Prince Maurits.

The film, directed by Reinout Oerlemans, tells the true story of the:

… legendary failed mission of the late sixteenth century Dutch flotilla trying to find a trading route to Asia across the North Pole. The ship crew, who got stuck in the ice of Nova Zembla and had to survive the dark coldness of winter in the most gruesome of circumstances. source

The film looks pretty good, judging by the official trailer.  Hopefully it will be released in the United States sometime soon.  :)

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H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Visits the VSO Secondary Social Education School in Noordwijk

On Friday, November 18, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands visited the VSO Secondary Social Education school in Noordwijk.

The school is designed for students with limited learning abilities between the ages of 13 to 20 years and teaches 100 students who are divided into 10 groups. The school’s director, Henk Dinkelman, was extremely proud that the VSO school was chosen.

The princess arrived in the mid-morning and was welcomed by Mayor Lokker.  Soon, she was escorted into the school where the students were busy with their work. Throughout her visit the princess witnessed presentations by the students, listened in on various discussions, interacted with the students as well as faculty, and much more.

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Source and photo courtesy of: Leidsch Dagblad

T.R.H.s Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Attend a Film Première in Amsterdam

T.R.H.s Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands attended the première of the documentary film, The Sound of the Bandoneón, held at the Tuschinski Theater in Amsterdam on Friday, November 2011.

So what is this documentary about?  Here is a synopsis:

The Sound of the Bandoneón a musical road movie about the instrument that is most often associated with passion: the bandoneon. Like the tango is a dramatic and melancholy story hidden behind the bandoneon. The instrument ended late nineteenth century by German immigrants in Argentina, where it won a place in the tango and folk music. But the old and new tools perish bandoneón be made only piecemeal. Now tourists take them as souvenirs from Argentina, is the continuation of the instrument at risk. One of the famous bandoneonist of Argentina, Nestor Marconi, followed during rehearsals and concerts in Buenos Aires. As bandoneon player Daniel Vedia in northern Argentina teaches poor students. The film shows the struggle being waged to see the instrument alive. source

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H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Attends the Opening of the 6th Annual Amsterdam Market (VIDEO)Participation

On November 17, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands  attended the opening of the 6th Annual Amsterdam Market Participation in Meervaart.  According to the official site for the Dutch royal house, Het Koninklijk Huis:

Amsterdam Participation Market focuses on vulnerable people benefiting from active participation in social life such as volunteering, sports and so forth.

The Amsterdam Market Participation enables people in an accessible way to get in touch with agencies that can assist in finding appropriate activities or volunteer work. Besides visiting booths, visitors can participate in include cooking and theatrical workshops.

After the opening of the market, Mayor Van der Laan presented prizes to winners of the most successful participatory projects in the Netherlands. Princess Máxima congratulated the winners with a bouquet of flowers.

The Amsterdam Market Participation is organized by Foundation Turnaround in collaboration with the City of Amsterdam. The foundation supports organizations including mental health, substance abuse, the disabled and education in achieving social participation of vulnerable people. source

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Source and photo courtesy of Het Koninklijk Huis

H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands at the Royal Dutch Mint

On November 10, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands was at the Royal Dutch Mint in Utrecht where she presented the first Money Week coin.  The design of the new coin was “…the result of a design competition among primary schools in Netherlands.” 

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H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Attends A Conference in Den Haag

On November 8, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands was in Den Haag where she participated in the opening of the European Office of The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) held at the Pulchri Studio in Den Haag.

So what is the TSC and its purpose?  Well…

TSC is on organization of independent producers and suppliers of consumer products. The objective is to ensure the sustainability of the production chain based on scientific methods and research. source 

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H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands in Den Haag

After a successful ten-day official visit to the Caribbean, H.R.H. Princess Maxima is back at work in the Netherlands.  On November 7, 2011, the princess was in Den Haag where she participated in the opening of the 2011 National Week of Money. The purpose of this important event is to teach the youth in the Netherlands how to properly manage their money.

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T.R.H.s Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Attend a Conference

On October 26, 2011, T.R.H.s Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands attended the Development in Business conference in Amsterdam this afternoon.  The purpose of the conference is “… to expand the cooperation development between the government and industry.”

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Photo courtesy of: Het Koninklijk Huis

H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Opens a New Building in Haarlem. Plus, Other News.

On October 25, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands opened a new building, Oecumenisch Diaconaal Centrum Stem, in Haarlem.  Apparently, the old building had become too small for the many activities and services provided to those in need so they built a new one.  To view photos please click here and here.

Later on in the afternoon, Princess Maxima was in Utrecht to attend the opening of the Slinger-Event 4×4. “The Slinger-Event, a local network of companies and local government, is a meeting about socially responsible business.” source  To view photos please click here. 

Photo courtesy of: Het Koninklijk Huis