200 years of Monar­chy in the Nether­lands

The King­dom of the Nether­lands is 200 years old. Two hun­dred years of in­de­pen­dence and democ­racy have brought the King­dom many demo­cratic achieve­ments worth cel­e­brat­ing...


29 March 2014 – The Hague

The first demo­cratic achieve­ments – civil rights and free­doms and sta­ble govern­ment – will be cel­e­brated on 29 March, ex­actly 200 years af­ter the adop­tion of the Con­sti­tu­tion of 1814.

19-25 May 2014 – St. Maarten

Young people tend to look to the fu­ture more than the past. So, what do these demo­cratic achieve­ments mean to them? This ques­tion and many oth­ers will be ad­dressed at the week­long King­dom Youth Par­lia­ment on St Maarten.

30 Au­gust 2014 – Maas­tricht

Ex­actly 200 years ear­lier, the Congress of Vi­enna, which would re­draw the borders of Europe, be­gan its de­lib­er­a­tions. The Congress also united the Nether­lands and the ter­ri­tory, which is now Bel­gium in a con­sti­tu­tional monar­chy, the United King­dom of the Nether­lands.

Preuven­e­mint, an in­ter­na­tional culi­nary fes­ti­val in Maas­tricht that same weekend.

16 Septem­ber - The Hague

In 2014, Prin­sjes­dag will also be 200 years old. The open­ing of the new Dutch par­lia­men­tary year is a fes­tive hap­pen­ing ev­ery year; the third Tues­day of Septem­ber 2014 will be ex­tra spe­cial.

18 April 2015 – Zwolle

The fes­tiv­i­ties will high­light the ef­forts of vol­un­teers, the lifeblood of sports clubs, cul­tural as­so­ci­a­tions and other civil so­ci­ety or­gan­i­sa­tions. Few people know that the right to form and join civil so­ci­ety or­gan­i­sa­tions is only pos­si­ble thanks to a 160-year-old pro­vi­sion of law.

26 Septem­ber 2015 – Clos­ing event in Am­s­ter­dam

Unity in di­ver­sity will be cel­e­brated in Am­s­ter­dam dur­ing the last weekend of Septem­ber 2015 and will also mark the end of the bi­cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tions. «

For more in­for­ma­tion: www.200jaarkoninkrijk.nl

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