Dutch Royal Family

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

WAKingOn Wednesday, May 15, 2013, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived in Den Haag to officially reopen the newly restored Ministry of Defense.

According to RVD, the restored Ministry of Defense is a massive and modern complex which contains several buildings (also known as the Plein-Kalvermarktcomplex) which dates back to 1938.  Additions were made to the complex 1980.  In 2009, renovations of the complex began in order to“…meet all the modern requirements needed for the Dutch Armed Forces…”

Prior to this morning’s official reopening several speeches were made including one by the Minster of Defense, Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert. After a short presentation about the renovations His Majesty officially reopened the complex, signed the guest book, and was given a tour of the building, which also includes a new high-tech press center.

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Photo courtesy of HKH/RVD