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"An amazing party!" - See all the best photos of King's Day 2019

It was as if it was meant to be, the rain in Amersfoort stopped just long enough to allow the Dutch Royal Family to meet everyone along the route. Afterwards, King Willem-Alexander said, “We, and the sun, have had an amazing party! I would like to come back, and often too!” King Willem-Alexander celebrated in his 52nd birthday today. The visit began with a performance by artist Wudstik…
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European RoyalsThe Netherlands

Amersfoort turns orange as it prepares for King's Day

The city of Amersfoort is slowly turning orange as it awaits the arrival of the Royal Family tomorrow for King’s Day. Although the royals are not expected to arrive by train, most of the public will be using public transport, and the Amersfoort Central Station welcomes its travellers with huge orange banners wishing everyone a happy King’s Day, there are orange menus on the ticket…
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HistoryThe Netherlands

A short history of King's Day

As the Netherlands prepares to celebrate its sixth King’s Day, Royal Central takes a look at the tradition of celebrating the monarch’s birthday that began as Princess’s Day. In the 19th century, King William III of the Netherlands faced quite a bit of…
The Netherlands

Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven to celebrate 80th birthday with family and friends in Zeist

Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven, the husband of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, will celebrate his 80th birthday on 30 April with family and friends at Theater Figi in Zeist. No information was provided by the Government Information Service (RVD) in regards to those invited to the celebration. The Royal House of the Netherlands made the announcement in a press release yesterday and released…
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The Netherlands

Preparations for King's Day in full swing

On Saturday 27 April, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands celebrates his 52nd birthday. The birthday of the monarch is called King’s Day and includes several public celebrations with the Dutch Royal Family. The city of Amersfoort is working fulltime on the…
The Netherlands

Tenth anniversary of Queen's Day attack to be remembered privately

The tenth anniversary of the Queen’s Day attack in Apeldoorn will be remembered privately by family members of the victims. It is currently not known if any members of the Dutch Royal Family will attend. They did attend the first anniversary of the attacks, and family members of the victims have continued to meet each year privately. Ten years ago – on 30 April 2009 – Karst Tates…
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