The programme for the Dutch investiture

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 the balcony of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.

1.30pm – Start of the joint session of the States General.

2-3.30pm – Swearing-in and investiture of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands in the Nieuwe Kerk (new church) in Amsterdam.

3.30-6pm – Reception at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.

7.30-9.30pm – Water pageant at the IJ in Amsterdam.

As of 9.30pm – dinner and party at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam, hosted by the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

For live broadcast (can also be watched abroad), see NOS Livestream or NOS Konigshuis Youtube.

Several Belgian and German channels will broadcast the investiture also, and also in Argentina it will be shown live.

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