Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Opens the Majoor Bosshardthuis in Amsterdam.

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands opened the Majoor Bosshardthuis (Major Bosshardt House of the Salvation Army) in Amsterdam.

The historic house was the residence of the late Major Alida Bosshardt where she received “…vulnerable people from the center of Amsterdam…” according to RVD.

Major Bosshardt was and is a well-known figure for her dedication to helping people as well as for her work with the Salvation Army:

“…with boundless energy, determination, and creativity, she gave concrete form to her faith by dedicating her life to the service of vulnerable people in our society. Her motto was ‘to serve God is to serve people and to serve people is to serve God’. “

During today’s opening, Her Majesty Queen Maxima attended a meeting in the Oude Kerk in which she learned about the life of Major Alida Bosshardt.

Thereafter, Her Majesty officially opened the Majoor Bosshardthuis and unveiled a wax figure of Major Alida Bosshardt. Her Majesty was also given a tour of the Bosshardthuis where she met with staff and spoke with “…visitors of the center…”

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