Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands hosted a New Year reception at the Koninklijk Paleis in Amsterdam on January 15, 2013.  Also in attendance were Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands, Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven.

According to RVD, during today’s reception Her Majesty received, “… several hundred guests who represent the Dutch society; specifically representatives from agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry were invited …”