HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Opens a Newly Restored Museum.

Princess Maxima 2011On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands opened the newly restored Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder (MOLHS)  in Amsterdam.

According to the MOLHS official website today’s opening:

“…marks the official completion of the new entrance building and the restoration and restructuring of the 17th-century canal house with its clandestine church in the attic. 

The new entrance building contains several facilities which the public have come to expect from a modern museum, such as a museum shop and restaurant. A room has also been set aside for future educational programs on themes such as religious diversity and tolerance.

The historic house on Oudezijds Voorburgwal has been renovated and restored to its original essence: a 17th-century house where people lived, worked and practiced their faith. In its new layout, the museum focuses on the various people who lived in the house. Throughout the entire restoration and restructuring, the museum remained open to the public. The new entrance building, designed by architect Felix Claus, is linked to the historic house by an underground passage and has expanded the museum to twice its original size.” 

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(VIDEOS) HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Opens a Visitor Center.


On September 22, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands officially opened a new visitor center at De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) in Amsterdam.

According to RVD, the new center provides:

“…financial education for young people. At the center, visitors can interactively, through games, videos and a treasure hunt to discover what the DNB does and the impact it does on their own finances. Groups, mostly students, can take a tour, taking in competitions exploring the different fields of DNB, such as supervision, monetary policy, payment systems and economic advice.

After the official opening Queen Máxima given a tour of the Visitor Center, where students demonstrate the interactive components. Concluding Her Majesty spoke with stakeholders about the importance of financial education and DNB’s role in it.”

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(VIDEO) News Regarding HRH The Duke of Cambridge.

On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge visited the Royal Air Force (RAF) Coningsby airbase in Lincolnshire to observe the 100th Anniversary Parade of 29 (Reserve) Squadron.

The airbase is home to the “…Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), of which The Duke is Patron…” according to the Press Association.

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