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today’s holiday: Prinsjesdag


The state opening of Parliament in the Netherlands takes place on the third Tuesday in September at the 13th-century Ridderzaal, or Knights’ Hall, in The Hague. The reigning monarch rides to Parliament in a golden coach drawn by eight horses. He is received by the two houses of Parliament, to whom he addresses his speech outlining the government’s intended majority program for the coming year. More… Discuss