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Royal Celebrations in Amsterdam!

Journal Entry: Fri May 3, 2013, 1:10 AM




Amsterdam, the Netherlands, April 30 2013

Crowd follows Abdication ceremony on large screens by steppeland

After 33 years as monarch of the Netherlands, HM. Queen Beatrix abdicated the throne and her son Willem-Alexander became the new King. Following the abdication, now Princess Beatrix came on the balcony of the Royal Palace together with the new King Willem-Alexander and his wife now queen Máxima.  A little later, also the princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane joined their parents on the balcony, to wave at the crowd.

Royal family greet people after Abdication by steppeland Princesses join their parents to wave at the crowd by steppeland

All over the country, celebrations took place to celebrate the new King. Especially in Amsterdam, where in the afternoon the official Investiture of the new King took place, and later in the evening the Royal boat ride on the River IJ, there was huge feast everywhere

Royal Celebrations on the Dam by steppeland
Young women all ready for Royal Celebrations by steppeland
Beer and Bubbles by steppeland

More of my photo's of this historic event can be seen on DEMOTIX:

Abdication of Queen Beatrix and inauguration of King Willem Alexander

People celebrate the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander

Festivities on the River IJ to celebrate King Willem-Alexander


Amsterdam prepares for royal celebrations on Queens Day

Amsterdam prepares for investiture of Willem-Alexander as King


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