The opening of the parliamentary year in The Netherlands

Hague is still the heart of political power in the Netherlands. For many years, the city also began to play an important role as an international political center. Every year on the third Tuesday of September here goes the official opening of the new parliamentary year (Prinsjesdag / The Opening ┬░ F the New Parliamentary Year).

The Hague is not only the official seat of the Parliament of accommodation, the city known as the home of the royal family of Holland. If the palace Huis Ten Bosch raised the flag, it means that the Queen Beatrix (Queen Beatrix) resides in the residence.

So, for the third Tuesday in September royal family in the famous golden carriage, accompanied by an escort of honor, arrives at the parliament building — Binnenhof (Binnenhof). Queen Beatrix officially opens the new parliamentary year, saying the annual greeting. The message contains the plans of the government and announced by state and size of the budget for the new parliamentary year.

Golden cortege leaves at noon from the Palace Noordeinde and comes to the parliament building for about an hour of the day. Queen's speech begins at exactly one o'clock.

Center Hague to celebrate the very busy and crowded, even on a rainy day issued. All the houses along the road that follows the Golden tuple, you can see thousands of interests, friends, family, journalists and other participants of the event. Most of them came to The Hague from other cities in the Netherlands in the pursuit of "the happy scenes┬╗.

This is typical Dutch event. Prinsjesdag means little prince Day (Day of the Little Prince).