Across the Netherlands and even in Brussels the queen is honoured with (photo) exhibitions. No one is more recognisable than Beatrix, with her sculpted hair and omnipresent hat.
Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn earlier this week welcomed the 100,000 visitor to its unique exhibition ‘Beeld of Beatrix’. It was originally conceived to mark the queen’s 75th anniversary, but the exhibition got a major boost when Beatrix announced her retirement. It has become a tribute, with 75 works of art depicting the Queen.
Soestdijk Palace, the now sadly abandoned ancient home of the royal family, has a smaller photo exhibition ‘Modern Royal Family’ with photos by Robin Utrecht, the royal photographer of choice for the National Press Agency ANP. He sheds a different light on both Queen Beatrix and her son and his wife Princess Máxima.
Visitors to Amsterdam can enjoy the photo exhibition ‘Our Queen/Onze Koningin’ [see video clip on RoyalblogNL’s YouTube page] in the Beurs van Berlage, the imposing Stock Exchange building between the Central Station and the Royal Palace; and the place where Willem-Alexander and Máxima got married civilly.
This exhibition pays tribute to a respected Queen, with some 125 photos showing her from her birth in 1938 to one of her final public acts, the welcoming of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin earlier in April. Royalblog’s Hans Jacobs wrote the accompanying text.
Prince Constantijn inaugurated a small exhibition in the European Parliament in Brussels earlier this week, focussing on the queen’s life long interest in and involvement with Europe. The photos will be shown in The Hague later on.
© Royalblog Hans Jacobs