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.
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.
The former palace of the Royal Family in Baarn.
Huis ten Bosch Palace
Huis ten Bosch in The Hague is the residential palace of King Willem-Alexander and his family.