Photos: The hats of Prinsjesdag

Minister Kasja Ollongren of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations; Prinsjesdag 18 Sept 2018
Minister Kasja Ollongren of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations; Prinsjesdag 18 Sept 2018. Photo: @MinBZK / Twitter

Tuesday was Prinsjesdag, or Budget Day, in the Netherlands. In addition to the government presenting its , and the, part of the traditions surrounding this day is the fancy hats worn by female attendees.

According to newspaper AD, the tradition was started by former VVD parliamentarian Erica Terpstra who wanted to stand out in the 'gray mass' of suits and somber clothing in 1977. It's been continued every year since.

Here follows some of the hats and outfits on display this year:

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