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KING WILLEM-ALEXANDER AND KING FELIPE AT REMBRANDT-VELÁZQUEZ EXHIBITION

King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands welcomed King Felipe VI of Spain at Palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague.

The Spanish Monarch traveled to The Netherlands for the opening of the Rembrandt-Velázquez Exhibition in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

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After signing the guest-book, King Felipe along with His Majesty King Willem-Alexander went to the DNA lounge, where they held a brief meeting.

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Next, His Majesty the King of Spain and His Majesty the King of the Netherlands enjoyed lunch.



In the afternoon, Their Majesties traveled to Amsterdam and went to the Rijksmuseum, where they were received by the head of His Majesty’s House the King of the Netherlands, Chris Breedveld and the Mayor of Amsterdam, Femke Halsema.

In the Philips Wing of the Rijksmuseum, King Felipe and King Willem-Alexander attended the performance of a Spanish/Dutch choir, the reading of a poem by Tsead Bruinja.

The director of the Rijksmuseum Museum said a few words and at the end of the event handed over to King Willem-Alexander and King Felipe the catalog of the exhibition “Rembrandt-Velázquez”.

Then King Willem-Alexander along with King Felipe started the tour through the exhibition.

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During the tour they had explanations by commissioners Gregor Weber and Cèlia Queriol and enjoy works such as The Standard Bearer by Rembrandt and “La Fragua de Vulcano” by Velázquez.

At the end of the tour, King Willem-Alexander and King Felipe VI moved to the ground floor where they held a meeting with the guests at the exhibition.

The Rembrandt-Velázquez exhibition is a selection of paintings by Dutch and Spanish masters of the 17th century.

This exhibition is the result of a special partnership between the Rijksmuseum and the National Prado Museum in Madrid, which marks the 350 years since Rembrandt’s death and the 200-year anniversary of the Prado.

Rembrandt-Velázquez exhibition take place from 11 October 2019 until 19 January 2020.



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