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King Willem III a.k.a. King Gorilla

Did you know that King Willem III of the Netherlands (1817-1890) was dubbed King Gorilla because of his short-tempered and malicious personality? Spouses Sophie of Württemberg...

4 May: Remembrance Day

Did you know that today is Remembrance Day in the Netherlands? Each year on 4 May we remember all civilians and members of the armed...
left to right: Queen Wilhelmina, Princess Juliana, Prince Bernhard and Armgard von Cramm (Bernard's mother) on their wedding day 7 January 1937

Three months honeymoon for Juliana and Bernhard

Did you know that Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard went on a 3-months lasting honeymoon? After they went skiing in Poland, the newlyweds continued to...

We love Máxima

Did you know that the Argentinians love Queen Máxima so much that they decorate Dutch passports with a 'We Love Máxima' stamp at National Park...

Princess Amalia’s first day of high school

Did you know that today is Princess Amalia's first day of high school?

Royal Palace overlooking Dam Square in Amsterdam

Did you know that the 17th century Royal Palace overlooking Dam Square in Amsterdam is used by King Willem-Alexander for official functions and to entertain...

Wilhelmina: the youngest queen of the Netherlands

Did you know that Queen Wilhelmina (1880-1962) was the youngest (18 years) and longest reigning queen (57 years) of the Netherlands?

Asparagus for Queen Beatrix’ farewell dinner

Did you know that Dutch asparagus are part of the menu of the farewell dinner that Queen Beatrix is hosting at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum tonight?
Willem Alexander

Willem-Alexander: the first Dutch king in 123 years

Did you know that Willem-Alexander is the first Dutch king in 123 years? Since 1890 Emma, Wilhelmina, Juliana and Beatrix have been Queens of the...

Coronation robe dates back to 1815

Did you know that the ermine mantle that Willem-Alexander will wear during his coronation dates back to 1815? This is the same coronation mantle that...