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Binnenhof: De Ridderzaal Posted by on May 11, 2020

The Binnenhof (Inner Court) is the center of the Dutch overheid (government). Located in the heart of Den Haag (The Hague), it oozes Dutch geschiedenis (history) and verhalen (stories). In this series, we’ll go building by building and explore what each is all about. Today, let’s check out the Ridderzaal! For more posts in the Binnenhof series, click here. What…

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So What Was Said During Prince’s Day? Posted by on Sep 19, 2018

Yesterday was a big day in regards to fashion and economic policy in the Netherlands. During Prinsjesdag 2018, King Willem Alexander presented the cabinet’s plans for the upcoming year with important information about budgets and finances. Below the highlights of the events. History Prinsjesdag began in early 1800, and takes place on the third Tuesday in September…

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Fashion and Prinsjesdag 2015 Posted by on Sep 30, 2015

Earlier this month, King Willem-Alexander presented to the government and the Dutch people the changes for the coming year. Important topics such as health insurance costs, military expansions and the refugee crisis were all part of this very important speech. However, Prinsjesdag isn’t only about the king’s speech. One very popular topic related to Prinsjesdag is the…

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Prinsjesdag 2015 Posted by on Sep 23, 2015

The third Tuesday of September is an important day in the Netherlands because it is the day the king will present the plans for the coming year. The speech is not written by the king, but the tradition is that he presents this plan. The following video explains what Prinsjesdag is. This year Prinsjesdag was on September 15…

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Prinsjesdag 2014 – instability, but also hope Posted by on Sep 17, 2014

Yesterday, September 16, was Prinsjesdag (Prince’s Day)! It is held every year on the third Tuesday of September. This year is special, but only in the sense that the Koninkrijk exists for 200 years, and thus all traditions of this day were held for the 200th time. Koning Willem-Alexander read out the troonrede (throne speech…

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