Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Officially Reopens the Famed Rijksmuseum. (VIDEOS)

BeatrixOn the morning of April 13, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands attended the reopening of the newly restored Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.  Prior to the official opening Her Majesty was given a private tour of the museum as well as attended a private performance by:

“…trumpet player Eric Vloeimans and the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, and a recital by writer Remco Campert of a poem that he created especially for the opening. An artwork by Dutch designer Christian Borstlap was also unveiled…”

Afterward, Her Majesty “…walked the orange carpet to Museumplein and officially re-opened the museum…” to the delight of all.

For more information about the Rijksmuseum please visit their official website here.

Click herehereand here to view photos.

Click hereherehereand here to watch videos of the opening.

If you are interested you may also watch a short documentary about the museum in the video below.   🙂

A short video about the restoration.

Dutch Royal Family

Their Royal Highnesses Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stèphanie of Luxembourg Celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Chaux de Contern.

LuxembourgOn Friday, April 12, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stèphanie of Luxembourg visited the company headquarters, Chaux de Contern, to celebrate their 90th anniversary according to the Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg.

During the festivities the hereditary grand-ducal couple along with hundreds of guests viewed “…a work of art created by the architect, François Valentiny…” listened to several speeches, viewed a presentation about the company’s latest activities, munched on delicious hors d’oeuvres, and generally had a fabulous time.   🙂

Click here and here to view photos.

Photo courtesy of the Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg

Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg