As I see ANP photos almost on a daily base I wasn’t quite sure what to expect of the exhibition “Onze Koningin 1980-2013” in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. To honour Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands 145 pictures were selected from the ANP database, showing 75 years Queen Beatrix and 33 years of reign. […]
Around the Royal Palace in Amsterdam everything was being prepared on 29 April. The canopy was being placed between the palace and the Nieuwe Kerk (new church) next door, on the side of the Dam Square. Equipment and other items were brought in and out of the palace and the church. The microphone (no it […]
Amsterdam looked wonderful on the occasion of the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands on 30 April 2013. I arrived in Amsterdam on the 29th and in the afternoon spent some time having a look at the area around the Royal Palace. The city looked very festive with […]
29 April 8pm – Dinner at the newly reopened Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam hosted by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. 30 April 10-10.30am – Abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in the Mozeszaal of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. 10.30-10.50am – Appearance of the new King and Queen with their daughters, and Princess Beatrix, on […]
I am really looking forward to the investiture of the Prince of Orange as King of the Netherlands on Tuesday. I can’t remember much of 30 April 1980, when his mother Beatrix became our Queen, as I was only 6 1/2 years old. And let’s be honest in about 30 years, when Princess Amalia hopefully […]
Wednesday 17 April at 8.30pm (local time). The Dutch channels NOS (Nederland 1) and RTL4 broadcasted THE interview with the future King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. Moderators Rick Nieman and Mariëlle Tweebeeke talked with the couple about their future as King and Queen.
Found a few more songs in connection with the investiture of King Willem-Alexander on 30 April. De Kroningsclip of the 3Js. Sounds OK, and the videoclip is really cute. Ronnie Tober and René Riva honour Queen Beatrix, who is to abdicate on 30 April with a song called “Dank u, Majesteit”. Ronnie Tober also changed […]
The national committee inauguration last week said there will be a “Konigslied” (king’s song) written on the occasion, and as many people as possible should sing it on a special choosen moment on 30 April, the day Queen Beatrix will abdicate. But you wonder if it is necessary at all to spend any money on […]