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Queen's Day in The Netherlands

By Philippa Burne, UK, April 2012

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The Netherlands still has royalty and mighty proud of Queen Beatrix they are too. The House of Orange-Nassau was founded in 1544 by William of Orange. It went through the usual topsy-turvy rebellions and wars, deaths and family challenges until everyone decided it was much simpler to be a Republic and those who would be kings took charge of the military – which actually gave them more power anyway.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Netherlands Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in The Netherlands.

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