Queen’s Day 2013: news, background and things to do

A round-up of DutchNews.nl and other publications’ coverage of the investiture of king Willem-Alexander and the last Queen’s Day for some time.

News and information

The investiture: What is happening where on Queen’s Day 2013?

Orange statistics: the big day in numbers

News: Support for monarchy rises but investiture costs are too high: poll

News: Members of 18 royal houses on investiture guest list

News: Diehard republicans target king’s enthronement

News: Celebrating the new king will cost Amsterdam €7m

Language lesson: Song for the King, plus lyrics in English

News: Survey shows Dutch back pay cut and income tax for new king

News: Several MPs and senators will not swear oath to new king

What will princess Maxima wear?

Willem-Alexander to become king in C&A fur


Column: Princess Amalia take note: no songs, no balloons

Quiz: How orange are you?

Profile: Willem Alexander – the first Dutch king in 123 years

Profile: Queen Beatrix – stepping down after 33 years on the throne

Profile: Maxima – from Argentine banker to queen

History: Why is the investiture of king Willem-Alexander in Amsterdam?

History: Seven Dutch kings and queens and one crown princess

What’s On to celebrate Queen’s Day around the country

Twente and surroundings

The Hague






Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl.

We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.

Make a donation