Maxima of the Netherlands, 50, and King Willem-Alexander, 54, visited the Dunes and Bulbs area on Thursday, April 7, 2022. The Duin- en Bollenstreek, literally the Dunes and Bulbs area, is known worldwide for its dunes, beaches and flower fields. King Willem-Alexander and Maxima of the Netherlands visited five municipalities in the region. The sovereigns were able to talk with representatives of each municipality and some entrepreneurs in the field of horticulture and tourism. The visit was an opportunity for the royal couple to make many discoveries.

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and King Willem-Alexander visited the town of Lisse where the famous tulip flower park, the Keukenhof, is located, according to Histoires Royales. “But it was not in a field that Willem-Alexander and Máxima went. Their visit began at the football club FC Lisse”, specifies the magazine. The royal couple continues with the visit of the second municipality which is that of Teylingen. The King and Queen of the Netherlands visited a bulb growing company there. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and King Willem-Alexander were able to discuss with industry representatives the issue of implementing more modern bulb cultivation methods and the development of new business models.

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands took wonderful photos amid the tulips

It is in a field of tulips open to tourists that the royal couple of the Netherlands continued their visit. It is in this field located in the municipality of Hillegom that the magnificent photos of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands showing their biggest smile were taken. Continuing their visit to the fourth municipality, that of Katwijk, the sovereigns discovered a very unique car park. The parking lot is built under a dune.

The official tour on April 7, 2022 in the bulb and dune region ends in the municipality of Noordwijk. This time, the visit is focused on new technologies. Sovereigns visited the Space Campus there. It is a campus where “start-ups work on the development of applications in various fields, such as the application of technologies for the agricultural or health sectors”, according to Histoires Royales.

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands © Dana Press

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