The Hague prepares for Prinsjesdag

18th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

18 September 2007, THE HAGUE – The police in The Hague expect ten thousand spectators along the route that Queen Beatrix will travel from Palace Noordeinde to the government buildings at the Binnenhof. The first spectators usually arrive at the Palace gates early, today only about 50 people braved the rain to get a good spot by 10 am.

18 September 2007

THE HAGUE – The police in The Hague expect ten thousand spectators along the route that Queen Beatrix will travel from Palace Noordeinde to the government buildings at the Binnenhof. The first spectators usually arrive at the Palace gates early, today only about 50 people braved the rain to get a good spot by 10 am. 

The whole country will be watching today as the budget and policy plans for the coming year are presented. The address from the throne, as the queen opens the new parliamentary session, can be seen on television.

But the real enthusiasts of Prinsjesdag flock to The Hague on this third Tuesday in September. They come for the ceremony: the queen's drive in the golden coach, accompanied by much military show, the sea of orange flags along the route, the parade of hats in the Ridderzaal, and the balcony scene at Palace Noordeinde, with the gun salute of the Horse Artillery Corps in the background on the Malieveld.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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