Prinsjesdag attracts more visitors to Den Haag than last year

Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra prepares the 2019 budget to present to parliament; Prinsjesdag 18 Sept 2018
Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra prepares the 2019 budget to present to parliament; Prinsjesdag 18 Sept 2018. Photo: Ministry of Finance / @Financien / Twitter

Budget Day is attracting more people to the city center of The Hague than it did last year. Around noon there were already around 90 thousand people waiting for the Royals to arrive in their Glass Carriage. The atmosphere is pleasant, according to the police, NU.nl reports.

The municipality of The Hague expects that there is more enthusiasm for Prinsjesdag this year due to the nice weather. The day is sunny and warm, but with a strong breeze.

The Glass Carriage is expected to arrive at the Ridderzaal on the Binnenhof at 1:15 p.m. The red carpet is already out for King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima. 

A few demonstrators gathered around the square just outside the Binnenhof, NOS reports.They want to draw attention to the fact that the government is investing too little on a green and more sustainable Netherlands, in their opinion. 

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