On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands attended the 150th anniversary of the Royal Society for Horticulture and Botany held at the Den Alerdinck estate in Laag Zuthem.
The celebrations took place in connection with the Gardenista 2022 garden festival.
On the morning of Friday, May 20, 2022, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands arrived on the island of Amager, whereupon she was warmly welcomed by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II od Denmark, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Dutch immigration in the town of Store Magleby in the Dragør municipality.
Five hundred years ago, King Christian II invited a number of Dutch farmers to the island of Amager, where they eventually settled in the town of Store Magleby. According to the Danish royal court, as the years passed the Dutch farmers developed a unique “…method of growing vegetables…” The products were eventually sold in the Amagertorv marketplace in Copenhagen to the citizens as well as supplying their products to the Danish royal court.
The day began with a reception at the Dragør Town Hall. Soon, Her Majesty The Queen and Princess Beatrix visited the Amager Museum where they were informed about the “…Dutch culture and customs [which are] is still apart of the local community, including the traditional Shrovetide riding.” Thereafter, Her Majesty and Princess Beatrix viewed another exhibition devoted to Dutch history on the island of Amager.
The day ended with a tour of the Seerupgaard Organic Farm. Whilst there, the longtime royal friends learned about the Dutch method of farming and much more.
Here is the Channel 5 documentary entitled, Beatrix: The Queen Who Gave Up the Crown.
The documentary examines the life and reign of Beatrix, who reigned as queen from 1980 until her abdication in 2013, looking at the key to her popularity as a monarch. The documentary also examines controversial moments, from public opposition over her choice of husband to the riots on the day she ascended to the Dutch throne.
On Friday, March 18, 2022, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands officially opened the newly restored Ceres Mill in Bovenkarspel. The mill was destroyed by a fire on New Year’s Eve 2019-2020.
The Ceres Mill was built in 1849 as a flour and peeling mill. Flour is still milled for bakers and private individuals at the mill.
Please click the link below to view photos from today’s opening:
On Friday, March 11, 2022, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands volunteered at the De Schaapskooi Farm and Petting Zoo in Bilthoven, Netherlands. The volunteer program is part of the NLdoet Volunteer Campaign of the Oranje Fonds.
According to RVD, the De Schaapskooi farm is:
“… located in the middle of a residential area in Bilthoven. It is a neighborhood meeting place for children and adults. [Along with farm animals] there is also a maze, a playground and a tea house.
At De Schaapskooi, the daily activities are performed by people with intellectual disabilities. Every day about twelve to fifteen employees work on the farm at De Schaapskooi. They are assisted by professional counselors and volunteers.”
To view a photo gallery please click the link below:
On Tuesday, March 8, 2022, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened a new wing at the Singer Laren Museum in Laren, Netherlands.
The new wing is four hundred square meters and consists of five exhibition rooms, a Nardinc gallery, a garden room as a reception area, a cinema and an extensive museum shop.
During yesterday’s visit Princess Beatrix also opened the highly anticipated art exhibit, Sluijters en de Modernen: Collectie Nardinc. The Nardinc Collection was generously donated to the Singer Laren Museum by Ms. Els Blokker-Verwer. The collection consists of more than forty works of art by the late post-impressionist artist, Mr. Jan Sluijters, and more than seventy works by modern contemporaries artists.