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A glamorous one: The Opening Of The New Parliamentary Year - Prinsjesdag

Every 3rd Tuesday in September a lot of people come to see H.M. Queen Beatrix for the national annual address, that will be make at Knights' Hall. This is the historical event of the Queens' "Troonrede" (Speech of Throne). In 2004 it was held on Tuesday, 21 September, in 2006 on Tuesday, September 20. The Royal Family will drive up to the Binnenhof in the famous Golden Coach, where the Queen will officially open the new parliamentary year with the address from the throne (Queen's Speech). A majestic moment in The Hague, named "Prinsjesdag" (Day of the little prince)!

The center of The Hague will be very crowded for that day, even when it's raining. Along the road where the Golden Carriage is driving, all the houses and appartments look over-crowded with interested people, friends, journalists and other guests. Mostly all coming out of The Hague ... for the foto-shoot of their live (that close the processon will pass!), to show The Hague-people afterwards, included me ... ;-)

What finally succeeded on September 19, 2006!!! Hooray!
And September 18, 2007, I will be there again!

The Binnenhof & Knigth's Hall will be closed to the public during the opening of the new parliamentary year.

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  • Updated Sep 18, 2007
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