Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was at the University of Twente in Enschede to celebrate their 50th anniversary on Friday, November 25, 2011.
During the celebration ceremony the queen, along with hundreds of people, listened to a lecture by Dr. Clemens van Blitterswijk. Also during the ceremony several honorary doctorates were presented to those for being fabulous. Those who received the honor included Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman from the television show, MythBusters, and Professors W. Knoll, H. Nowotny and H. Termeer.
On November 22, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was in Gouda to attend the opening of the exhibition, Schetsen van Schoonheid (Sketches of Beauty). The eleven sketches on display range from 5 to 22 meters long and are quite spectacular to say the least.
On November 22, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands visited the High Flux Reactor in Petten. The nuclear reactor of the European Commission in 1961 was set up for research purposes. Besides research in the energy sector, the nuclear reactor in Petten is vital for the supply of medical isotopes.
On November 17, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands attended the 16th Foundation Ballet Gala of the Dancers ’79 at the Amsterdam Music Theatre. According to various sources, the purpose of the foundation is to support and promote the art of dance in general and “…promising young dancers.” Proceeds from tonight’s event will be donated to the Foundation Dancers ’79.
On November 16, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands attended the re-opening of the Drents Museum in Assen. The museum was closed for almost a year due to much-needed renovations as well as to construct a new underground exhibition wing designed by architect, Erick van Egeraat.
After speeches were made, dancing and the Queen banged a giant gong (watch the video and you will know what I am talking about) she toured the inaugural exhibit entitled, The Golden Age of China. This exhibit highlights Chinese society during the Tang Dynasty which began in 618 through 907 A.D.
On November 11, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was in Den Haag to celebrate 200 years of judicial power in the Hall of Knights. During the event she “…received the first two books of the history of judiciary power.”
On October 25, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was in Baarn to open a new school building at her old alma mater, Baarnsch Lyceum.
According to the Dutch newspaper, De Stentor, Queen Beatrix and her sisters attended the school in the 1950s. Many years later her sons, Prince Willem-Alexander and Prince Friso, attended Baarnsch Lyceum.