Celebrating 25 years of Queen Beatrix

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8 April 2005, AMSTERDAM — Queen Beatrix was presented on Friday morning with a special jubilee book to coincide with the planned celebrations for her 25th year of reign. The chief of the silver jubilee national committee, Yvonne Timmerman-Buck, presented the book to the Dutch monarch at her palace, Huis ten Bosch, in The Hague. The book bundles together the activities planned to celebrate Queen Beatrix's 25th year of reign, news service 'NOS' reported.

8 April 2005

AMSTERDAM — Queen Beatrix was presented on Friday morning with a special jubilee book to coincide with the planned celebrations for her 25th year of reign.
 
The chief of the silver jubilee national committee, Yvonne Timmerman-Buck, presented the book to the Dutch monarch at her palace, Huis ten Bosch, in The Hague.
 
The book bundles together the activities planned to celebrate Queen Beatrix's 25th year of reign, news service 'NOS' reported.

The first major event will be a music, song and dance concert at Dam Square in Amsterdam on 29 April.
 
Beatrix will celebrate Queen's Day this year in The Hague and Scheveningen. She will attend a joint meeting with MPs and Senators on the morning of 30 April.

Each of the 225 MPs and Senators will be presented with a 25-year-old partner to attend the event.
 
Beatrix and her family will then visit Scheveningen in the afternoon and a large party will be held on the Malieveld behind The Hague Central Station that night. The event will be hosted by television personality Ivo Niehe and 4,000 invited guests will attend.

Starting from 12 May, the Queen will start visiting all of the nation's 12 provinces and jubilee celebrations will be rounded off with a multi-religious gathering in Utrecht.

Most of the other events — national, regional and local — are initiatives of ordinary Dutch people from various walks of life.

The proposed activities will not only focus on celebrating the manner in which Beatrix has ruled the Netherlands, but also the richness and diversity of Dutch society and the importance of the polity.

The NOS website has a special section dedicated to Queen Beatrix, the celebrations and the role of the Dutch monarchy. There is also an official website to be found at www.25jaarkoninginbeatrix.nl. Both websites are in Dutch.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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