Prinsjesdag

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Prinsjesdag or Prince's Day is held every year on the third Tuesday in September. It is an important day in Dutch politics because His Majesty the King reads the Speech from the Throne that outlines the government policy for the year ahead.

  • Witness the king’s ride in the Golden Carriage from Noordeinde Palace to the Ridderzaal.
  • An important day for Dutch politics.
  • The day on which the budget briefcase is handed over and the Speech from the Throne is read.

Golden Coach

Prinsjesdag is more than a political and economic event, however. It has great ceremonial significance. Prior to the Speech from the Throne a royal procession moves from Noordeinde Palace to the Ridderzaal in The Hague. The King waves to the people from the Golden Coach. It is a happening that has thousands of people lining the route.

Beautiful excess

The royal procession involves a great deal of military might. The line-up includes standard bearers, the cavalry and other honorary escorts. If you want to experience Prinsjesdag, you will be welcome on the third Tuesday of September. Be there early, though, because the real supporters of the House of Orange want to be first in line and get there at dawn.

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