What happened to Count Adolf?

Graaf Adolf is gebleven (Count Adolf stayed behind) in Friesland in de slag, (in battle in Frisia) zijn ziel in ‘t eeuwig leven (His soul in the eternal life) verwacht de jongste dag. (awaits the final judgement) These are the last lines of the fourth verse of the Dutch national anthem (there are fifteen verses, just for your information). Who is this Count Adolf? He was born in Dillenburg on […]

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The King and Queen of the Netherlands visit Two of Their Provinces

Once in a while King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, like many of their European colleagues, pay a visit to a part of one of their provinces. The Netherlands has twelve provinces and on Tuesday 17 February they spent the whole day in the peat-colonies of the Provinces Groningen and Drenthe, in the […]

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King Willem-Alexander: 400 Years University of Groningen

The University of Groningen invited King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands for the start of the celebration of 400 years university today, 15 May. The theme of the month long celebration is “For Infinity”. The King arrived right in time. Outside the academy building of the university about thousand people waited for him, partly behind the […]

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The Dream Book – Inspiration for King Willem-Alexander

To inspire each other and the new King, the National Investiture Committee asked everyone, young and old, to share their dreams for the future of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. From over 6,500 entries, a jury of 16 Dutch celebrities has selected around 300 of the most original, inspiring and appealing dreams for publication in […]

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