Category: Royal Visits

Laurentien Met the Children’s Council in Groningen
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Laurentien Met the Children’s Council in Groningen

Lucky me! I am not travelling a lot at the moment, but somehow the royals have found their way to me. We recently had King’s Day here in Groningen, and in the coming weeks both King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands have engagements here in the city, even one almost around the corner. […]

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A Royal Opening for Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018
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A Royal Opening for Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018

On Saturday 27 January 2018 King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands came to Leeuwarden, in the north of the Netherlands, to open the European Capital of Culture 2018. Not only Leeuwarden, but also the Province of Friesland and even the neighbourprovinces Drenthe and Groningen are part of a year of celebrations and activities. […]

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Queen Máxima – More Music for Schoolchildren
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Queen Máxima – More Music for Schoolchildren

Did you ever receive musical education at school? From the primary school I mainly remember that we were singing. And in the last three classes we had teachers who were luckily interested in music, so we occasionally sang together on Friday afternoons. Music was a required subject in the first three classes of secondary school. […]

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Queen’s Day 2004 – The Dutch Royals come back in 2018!
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Queen’s Day 2004 – The Dutch Royals come back in 2018!

On Thursday the Dutch royal court and the municipality of Groningen announced that King’s Day 2018 will take place in the city of Groningen, The Netherlands. On Friday 27 April 2018 King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, assumingly their daughters Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, as well as other family members will be heading to […]

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Royalty Watching – You can’t always be Lucky!
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Royalty Watching – You can’t always be Lucky!

Unfortunately you can’t always have luck as a royalty watcher. Last week I was in London. Of course most royals stayed far away from me that week. Lots of excitement on Thursday 4 May, as Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, announced he is to retire at 96! Well deserved I’d say. He has done […]

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Ten Years Ago – Beatrix and Laurentien at UMCG
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Ten Years Ago – Beatrix and Laurentien at UMCG

On Friday 30 March 2007 Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and her daughter-in-law Princess Laurentien – who wasn’t announced beforehand – attended an international symposium about overweight young children at the UMCG (University Medical Center Groningen) in Groningen, The Netherlands. Close to my own house, so of course I went there to have a look. […]

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Jordanian State Visit to The Netherlands 2006
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Jordanian State Visit to The Netherlands 2006

From 30 October to 1 November 2006 King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan, accompanied by a few family members, paid a state visit to the Netherlands on invitation of Queen Beatrix. The visit originally was to take place from 29 November to 1 December 2005, but was cancelled because of a terrorist attack […]

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Prince Constantijn – Let’s Gro!
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Prince Constantijn – Let’s Gro!

To be honest I had never heard before about the festival about the future of Groningen called Let’s Gro, that took place already for the fourth time this year (9-12 November 2016). Four days to learn about special projects of people from Groningen, the future of innovations and entrepreneurship, and of Groningen itself. But on […]

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