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Amsterdam, April 4, 2014: King Willem-Alexander and Máxima received Queen at the Royal Palace on Dam Square King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. The Swedish royal couple will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Swedish-Dutch diplomatic relations with a two-day visit. © ANP; Photo: Martijn Beekman. 

Friday, April 4

After the reception at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam both Kings attend a seminar organized by the Swedish Embassy and Swedish Chamber of Commerce. The theme of the seminar is “Innovation and Growth – Sweden and the Netherlands in the Global Economy”. King Willem-Alexander speaks an opening statement. Then there are speeches by, among others, the Swedish Minister for Trade Ewa Björling and Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs. Then reaches King Carl XVI Gustaf, the export price in 2014 of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce of the company SKF.

Queen Máxima and Queen Silvia visit the Hogeweyk in Weesp. Here live 152 people with dementia in a specially built for them neighborhood with 23 homes. Then there is a round trip. During the tour, attention is paid to modern architecture around the IJ.From the point of arrival wanders the company back to the palace.

Evenings offer King Willem-Alexander and Máxima Queen a banquet.

Saturday, April 5

The Swedish King and Queen visit the Rijksmuseum. King Willem-Alexander and Máxima Queen add them later. Together they visit the schilderijDe Conspiracy of the Batavians under Claudius Civilisvan Rembrandt that has been given. By the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts temporarily on loan to the Rijksmuseum The Royal Society is present at the presentation of the book The Swedes and the Dutch were made for each otherdat the occasion of the celebration of 400 years of relations appears, and seeing the original treaty that forms the basis for the 400 years of diplomatic relations. The visit of the Swedish royal couple will end with a lunch at the museum.

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