On May 24, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands visited the Dutch province Flevoland this afternoon; moreover, she had a chance to visit the Center of Nature in Oostvaarders.
According to PPE, the Queen visited the, “…the farmschool of the agricultural university of Dronten and the recreation park Brennels Outside.”
Yeah, I’m confused; nevertheless, judging from the photos it looks like the queen had a great time. To view the images from today please click here. To learn more about the nature center preserve please click the link here.To watch a video please clickhere.
This afternoon in Den Helder, Netherlands, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix officially opened the residential Duinpark (Dune Park).
According to the site, Kuiper.nl, the purpose of the Duinpark is a place were neighbors could meet, have fun, and do neighborly stuff together. Here is some more information about the park:
The design and layout of Duinpark (DunePark) is that of a public, undulating, dune landscape with residential and recreational space. The terrain has been given remarkable differences in height and therefore diverse perspectives and views. To maintain this quality, the choice was made for an open, built-up structure spreading the residences out over the dune landscape. The use of roofs covered in vegetation extends the dune landscape even further over the homes themselves.
The private and the collective domain have grown as one unit. To realise this unity, private spaces and transitional elements, like garden walls and entrances, and colour choices for the façades, fully reflect the surrounding, dune landscape. Gabions form a natural transition from private terraces and anchor the residences in the sand of the dunes.
Existing trees have been preserved as far as possible and fitted into the new dune landscape. Based on the used soil types and varying micro-climatological characteristics of the undulating landscape, Duinpark is subdivided into five, different, landscape-based atmospheres reflecting the inland-dune landscape around Den Helder: the dune creek, dune shore, dunes, dune valley and the dune courtyard. (Kuiper.nl)
To view photos of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix at the opening of the Duinpark please click the linkhere.
The Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day) is always a fantastic event for avid royal watchers, and more importantly for the people of the Netherlands and this year did not disappoint.
This national holiday,held on April 30, honors Her Majesty Queen Beatrix’s birthday and this year the day was held at in the cities of Thorn and Weert, Netherlands. The entire Dutch royal family including — of course — Her Majesty Queen Beatrix. The queen mingled with the crowd of well-wishers and local dignitaries. As usual there were lots of fun games, laughter, tons of food, and in the end it seems as if everyone — including the people of Thorn and Weert — had a blast.
To watch several videos please click the link here and here.To view photos please click here.
To learn more about Koningginnedag 2011 please clickhere.
The Dutch television network, NOS.nl, has just released the half hour video documentary entitled De Koningin in Duitsland (The Queen in Germany) about the recent state Dutch visit to, where else, Germany. The program covers everything from the regal gala dinner in Berlin to Dresden and much more.
On April 12, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands along with T.R.H.s Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima of the Netherlands began a four-day state visit to Germany this afternoon.
The royal trio were warmly greeted by the President of Germany, Christian Wulff, at Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Germany. After a quick meeting as well as lunch with the President, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix spoke with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, about “…the bilateral relationship and discuss cross-border cooperation.” (RP.de) Next on the agenda were discussions with representatives from various Dutch and German corporations and the economy.
Soon, it was off to visit the Neue Wache War Memorial where Her Majesty Queen Beatrix “… laid down a wreath…” in remembrance of all those who were “… victims of war and tyranny.” (Daylife)
And, finally this evening there was a lovely gala dinner at the Bellevue Palace. Click to see the photos here.
The state visit to Germany will continue for the next few days whereupon the royal trio will have a chance to visit Dresden and Düsseldorf.