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(VIDEO) His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Opens the Unique Exhibition, Beleef het Wonder van Gouda.

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On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands opened the exhibition entitled, Beleef Het Wonder van Gouda (Experience the Miracle of Gouda: A Unique Journey Along 16th-Century Art Treasures), at the Sint-Janskerk in Gouda, Netherlands.

The Beleef Het Wonder van Gouda exhibition displays priceless altarpieces with the Sint-Janskerk’s famous colorful stained glass. In a press release via RVD, the city of Gouda, “…was already known as a city of religious tolerance in the late Middle Ages, so a number of rare art treasures were not destroyed during the iconoclasm of 1566. The exhibition shows the fragile art treasures that symbolize a tolerant society.”

The Beleef Het Wonder van Gouda exhibition will be open to the public from April 14 to October 23, 2022. For more information about the exhibition as well as to purchase tickets please click here.

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(VIDEOS) Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Launches a New Mental Health Foundation.

On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands officially launched the new mental health foundation, MIND Us, in Rotterdam. Her Majesty is Honorary President of the foundation.

According to the official website for MIND Us the foundation:

“…focuses on promoting mental health and the prevention of mental health issues in young people aged 12-27. Overall, MIND Us works on the healthy development of young people: to be vulnerable, to grow, to learn and to experience. So that they become more resilient and get a grip on their mental health.

MIND Us joins forces, stimulates (innovative) initiatives and ensures that mental problems of young people receive the right attention. Together with young people, policy makers, entrepreneurs and scientists, we create a platform where young people feel seen and heard. And where their solutions lead to more resilience and good mental health. MIND US. Together for a mentally healthy childhood

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Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Launches a New Campaign.

Photo courtesy of Geldfit via RVD

On Monday, March 28, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, as Honorary President of the SchuldenlabNL, launched the National Geldfit campaign, Grip op je Geld, in Rotterdam.

Geldfit.nl is an initiative of the Dutch Debt Relief Route (NSR) that provides immediate help for individuals with financial concerns.

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(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Opens the 11th Edition of Money Week in Rotterdam.

On Monday, March 28, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of Netherlands opened the 11th Edition of Money Week at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. Her Majesty is the Honorary Chairwoman of the Money Wise Platform.

According to RVD, employees from the financial sector will give several thousand guest lectures and workshops on money matters at various primary and secondary schools. The theme this year is, Van Doekoe tot Digi, which is about, “…the increasing digitization of money, such as contactless payments, internet banking and digital payment requests.”

After the opening ceremony, Her Majesty and the Minister of Finance, Ms. Sigrid Kaag, spoke with primary school students and MBO students about the sensible use of money and what the increasing digitization of money means for them.

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Visits the Reclassering Nederland.

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On the afternoon of Friday, March 25,2022, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands visited the Reclassering Nederland (Dutch Probation Service) in Amsterdam.

According to RVD, the Dutch Probation Service is:

“…committed to preventing and reducing criminal behaviour. The work revolves around behavioral change of suspects and convicts. To this end, the probation service provides advice to judges, the Public Prosecution Service and the prison system and prepares risk analyses. In addition, probation officers supervise, provide behavioral training and assist probation officers in the execution of community service. Every year, the Dutch Probation Service takes care of about 75,000 people, more than half of them are younger than 35 years. The organization works together with the police, the Public Prosecution Service, courts, municipalities and prisons, but also with partners in the social domain.”

During his visit, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander met with the employees of the Dutch Probation Service and a number of partner organizations.

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(VIDEO) HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Attends the Start of the National Commemoration Year 1572.

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On Thursday, March 24, 2022, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands attended the start of the National Commemoration Year 1572 held at the Sint-Catharijnekerk in Brielle.

According to RVD, the celebrations will focus on, “…four values ​​that have been at stake since the Eighty Years’ War: Freedom, Tolerance, Solidarity and Diversity, with attention to their current context.”  On April 1, 1572, the Watergeuzen captured the port of Den Briel. In an article from Arts and Culture the take over of Den Briel marked a:

“…turning point in the uprising of the Low Countries against Spain in the Eighty Years’ War. Militarily the success was minor as the port of Brielle was undefended, but it provided the first foothold on land for the rebels at a time when the rebellion was all but crushed, and it offered the sign for a new revolt throughout the Netherlands which led to the formation of the Dutch Republic.”

During yesterday’s event, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander unveiled the memorial stone, Brielle 450 years Firstling of Freedom. The king also received the “…first copy of ‘Willem van Oranje in Letters: The Revolt in 1572’, presented by the chairman of the 1572-Municipalities Partnership.”

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HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Attends a Swearing In Ceremony at Huis ten Bosch.

Photo courtesy of RVD/W.de Wit

On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands attended the swearing in ceremony of Mrs. Karlijn Teuben as the new Councillor in the Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands. The ceremony took place at Huis ten Bosch in Den Haag, Netherlands.

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