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Dutch cavalry horses and their riders are exposed to smoke on Monday as they undergo a stress test on the beach in Scheveningen. The horses and riders are tested with gunfire, music and smoke ahead of the September 17 parade in The Hague and Speech from the Throne, one of the main features of government policy for the coming parliamentary session.
A dog runs through a tunnel at Dog Day, the first playground for dogs in Rotterdam, on Friday, the hottest day of the year so far in the Netherlands
Hamadryas baboons at the Emmen Zoo in Emmen, in the Netherlands, on Wednesday. The baboons have not eaten and sit close together in the trees and in a small corner of their island. A few years ago the same group of baboons showed a similar behaviour of mass apathy that could not be explained by their keepers.
Crowds of people sunbathing on the beach in Scheveningen, The Hague in the Netherlands on Sunday. Read more
German Chancellor Angela Merkel shares a kiss from Netherlands’ Prime Minister Mark Rutte before their bilateral talks in the western German town of Kleve on Thursday. Read more
Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and their daugthers (L-R) Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane wave on the balcony after the abdication ceremony of the King’s mother at the Royal Palace Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on Tuesday. Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands in an official ceremony on Tuesday signed her abdication to leave the Dutch throne to her eldest son Willem-Alexander. Read more
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A man wearing sunglasses displays a T-shirt depicting Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in a souvenirs shop in Amsterdam. The country is preparing for Queen’s Day on April 30, which will also mark the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of her eldest son Willem-Alexander.