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