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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima
Apr 25 '18 10:27

The Royal Family costs the Netherlands society around six times more than the figures stated in the national budget, according to anti-monarchy group Republikeins Genootschap. After two years of research, the society presented its figures on the costs of the Royal House on Tuesday, NOS reports.

In the national budget, the official budget for the Royal House amounts to around 60 million. But according to the republicans, the actual cost to society is around 350 million euros per year due to numerous hidden costs. 

Princess Beatrix, autumn 2017
Jan 31 '18 09:24

Princess Beatrix is celebrating her 80th birthday today. She will spend the day with her children and grandchildren and have a party with her friends and family in the palace on Dam Square on Saturday, according to government information service Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst.

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Apr 1 '16 16:45

Tickets to one of this year’s most popular King’s Day party sold out in under an hour on Friday. Some 40 thousand tickets were purchased for the April 27 party organized by Radio 538 in Breda

The use of drones by police departments around the world to easily monitor crowds of people is increasing. (credit Daily Mail)
Apr 14 '15 15:53

Police intercepted a drone over the Huis ten Bosch palace in The Hague on Tuesday night, according to broadcaster NOS. The man who remotely piloted the aircraft was caught and questioned.

Mar 19 '15 14:08

The first Prince Friso engineering award was given to Allard van Hoeken, Head of New Energy at Bluewater Energy Services. The prize was handed to Van Hoeken by the head of the Royal Institute of Engineering (KIVI) in presence of Prince Friso's mother and his widow, Princesses Beatrix and Mabel.

Dam Square flag
Nov 11 '14 16:50

The national memorial held in honour of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was viewed on television by 937,000 people, television ratings agency Kijkonderzoek said Tuesday. The memorial was held Monday afternoon in Amsterdam, and was attended by King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and Princess Beatrix.

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Nov 9 '14 16:25

Flags across the Netherlands will be lowered to half-staff on Monday morning in advance of the country’s national memorial ceremony for the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 later that afternoon. The commemoration at the RAI convention center in Amsterdam begins at 1 p.m., before Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte takes the stage to speak on behalf of the nation.

Military Order of WIllem medal
Oct 21 '14 08:11

King Willem-Alexander will knight Major Gijs Tuinman later this year, making him a member of the Military Order of Willem fourth class, the office of the Dutch king announced today. The country’s highest honour will be given to Major Tuinman in a December 4 ceremony at the Binnenhof government complex in the Hague.

Aug 8 '14 13:53

A collection of a high-up political officials including the prime minister and finance minister make frequent use of the Dutch royal family's government-owned aircraft following a ban on politicians' use of private jets. Ministers and State Secretaries have used the flight, a Fokker 70 designated as PH-KBX, twice as often as members of the royal family, according to a report in AD.

Feb 3 '14 05:00

A televised thank you party was held in honor of former-Queen, Princess Beatrix in the Ahoy Stadium in Rotterdam, which became the most-watched television programme yesterday.

Sep 24 '13 02:00

Princess Beatrix was dismissed from the hospital on Monday morning and returned to castle Huis ten Bosch in The Hague.

Aug 14 '13 08:56

Prince Friso will be privately buried on Friday in Lage Vuursche, in the municipality of Baarn. That was announced by the Government Information Service (RVD).

Prince Friso died Monday at age 44 from the effects of the skiing accident he had in the Austrian Lech in February 2012. He grew up with his brothers Constantijn and Willem-Alexander at Castle Drakensteyn, which is located near Lage Vuursche and borders the site where is the church called the Stulpkerk. He will be laid to rest at the cemetery that surrounds the church.

Lage Vuursche already crowded

May 2 '13 08:07

On Wednesday, PostNL released two special stamps issued to mark the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander. One stamp is for regular mail and has the letters 'W' and 'A' and the text ‘Willem-Alexander 30 IV 2013 Nederland’. The other stamp is for registered mail and shows an image of Beatrix and Willem-Alexander together with the text ‘30 April 2013’.

Apr 30 '13 15:23

Willem-Alexander was inaugurated in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam as the new king of the Netherlands on Tuesday morning.

Apr 30 '13 07:53

Only a few ruling dynasties will not be represented at the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander. The Dutch Royal family will welcome an impressive delegation of the remaining monarchies in the world. The most prominent guests are Britain's Prince Charles, the Japanese royal couple and Prince Albert II of Monaco.

Apr 29 '13 16:06

One last time will Beatrix address the country as the queen, tonight with her farewell speech. Just like her mother did 33 years ago.

Apr 8 '13 18:31

Russian president Vladimir Poetin will pay the Netherlands a short visit on Monday to open the Netherlands-Russia year together with Queen Beatrix in the museum Hermitage in Amsterdam. Sensitive topics will also be discussed and more than 3,3 thousand people plan to protest against the Russian anti-gay law.

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