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Friday 31 October  
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands

Dutch royalty

A selection of RNW stories featuring Queen Beatrix, Crown Prince Willem Alexander, his wife, Princess Máxima and other members of the Dutch Royal House.

Article: Dutch Press Review Thursday 31 May 2012

The European Commission delivers its report on how the Dutch economy is doing – the papers are gloomy. An Amsterdam child abuse has global fallout, our lads are on the way to Euro 2012 and a toilet embarrasses a prince.[media:...

Article: Dutch Press Review Tuesday 24 April 2012

The papers are full of the fallout of yesterday’s resignation of the government – the election date, economic reforms and political power games are all dealt with. Meanwhile, Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders is ‘free at...

Article: Dutch PM guests in Donald Duck comic book

Prime Minister Mark Rutte riding his bike, speaking in parliament, talking to a school class, having a beer – the Dutch leader can’t complain about a lack of media attention. And now, he’s going to make a guest appearance...

Article: New guide to Dutch culture in New York launched in Amsterdam

More than 400 years after Henry Hudson’s voyage from Amsterdam to the New World, a new book highlights the remnants of Dutch culture still on display in present-day New York.

Article: Dutch Press Review Tuesday 28 February 2012

A prince stands in for Queen Beatrix amid the royal family’s grief and a brutal stabbing gets front-page treatment. We’re told that cuts are bad – as if we didn’t know – and not everyone wearing a white coat...

Article: Prince Johan Friso in stable coma—no fractured skull

A day after he was buried by an avalanche in Austria, Dutch Prince Johan Friso remains in critical condition. Doctors deny that he suffered a fractured skull but are worried about the effects of prolonged asphyxia on the prince's brain....

Article: Prince Johan Friso critically injured in avalanche

A day after he was buried by an avalanche in Austria, Dutch Prince Johan Friso remains in critical condition. Doctors deny that he suffered a fractured skull but are worried about the effects of prolonged asphyxia on the prince's...

Article: Tenth wedding anniversary of Dutch Crown Prince

Exactly ten years ago Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Argentinian-born Máxima Zorreguieta were married. They made their marriage vows in Amsterdam on the allegedly auspicious date of 02-02-02, a sunny and unusually warm...

Article: ‘Of course Queen Beatrix should visit Oman’

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is due to go to Oman on a state visit soon. The trip was postponed earlier this year because of the crushing of anti-government protests. The queen did, however, make a private visit to the sultan of Oman....

Article: Beatrix oldest Dutch reigning monarch

Queen Beatrix has reached a historic milestone today: she has turned 73 years and 277 days. This makes her the oldest reigning monarch in Dutch history. Until today, King William III was the oldest head of state to rule the Netherlands....