The Royal Family
Holland is a fairly young monarchy. The Kingdom of the Netherlands was established in 1815, and King William I was its first ruler. The first king of Holland was from the House of Orange-Nassau. The origin of Holland’s motto, ‘Je maintiendrai (“I will maintain”)’, the colors of the flag and the national color orange may all be found in the House of Orange-Nassau. Princess Beatrix was the reigning monarch for over 30 years. In 2013 her eldest son, Willem-Alexander, succeeded to the throne.. The monarch has limited power; the King has immunity, but the real power lies with the ministers. The monarch is neutral and does not make pronouncements about political topics.
The King & his family
King Willem-Alexander, Beatrix’s successor since 2013.
Máxima Zorreguieta, the wife of King Willem-Alexander.
The children of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima
Read more about Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, the children of our king and queen.
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Princess Beatrix, is an important member of the Royal Family: the House of Orange-Nassau. She acceded to the throne on 30 April 1980 and was succeeded by her son Willem-Alexander on 30 April 2013Read more
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Prince Claus (1926-2002)
Prince Claus was married to Princess Beatrix. They had three sons: Willem-Alexander, Friso and Constantijn.Read more
Prince Friso (1968 – 2013)
Friso, the Dutch prince and the second son of Princess Beatrix, died on the 12th August 2013 from complications following a ski accident in 2012.Read more
Prince Constantijn is the youngest son of Princess Beatrix and the late Prince Claus and lives with his family in Brussels.Read more
Visit the Dutch Royal Castles
Het Loo Palace
A majestic palace with fantastic gardens.
The Royal Palace
A royal palace in the heart of Amsterdam.
The working palace of the King Willem-Alexander.
The former residence of Princess Beatrix is just a stone’s throw from Soestdijk Palace.
Huis ten Bosch Palace
Huis ten Bosch in The Hague is the residential palace of King Willem-Alexander and his family.