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Day 2, State Visit from the Netherlands

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Wednesday, March 18

Samsø

10:25 Welcome by the Mayor

Their Majesties visit together with the Crown Prince Couple, where they are received by the island's mayor. The mayor will give a speech at the reception.

10:50 Visit tp Samsø School

During the visit on the island their Majesties and the Crown Prince Couple get a tour and be introduced to efterskolens green development with solar cells and self-sufficiency. There will be an opportunity to greet efterskolens students include presentations of physics projects and carrying out different sports, including diving and golf. In conclusion, one of efterskolens students will show the school's flight simulator and talk about school activities.

Read more about Samsø School. https://samsoefterskole.dk/

11:20 Visit to Ballen Brundby heating plant

Their Majesties and the Crown Prince visits Ballen Brundby district heating system to see a straw burner on the island with 232 consumers providing renewable energy.

During his visit, King Willem-Alexander will start the heating process by pressing the START button.

Read more about Ballen Brundby Heating Plant. http://bbf-veo.dk/

11:40 Visit by the Energy Academy

At the Energy Academy Their Majesties and the Crown Prince couple will be received by employees of the academy. Subsequently, they will participate in a circle discussion on sustainability and climate change, together with representatives from the Dutch ministries and business and local from the island dealing with energy.

Read more about Energy Academy. http://energiakademiet.dk/

12:15 Lunch

Their Majesties and the Crown Prince Couple participate together with Dutch companies in a lunch at the restaurant Walthers rest with local ingredients.

16:00 Visit at Bispebjerg Hospital

Their Majesties will visit Bispebjerg Hospital, where they will hear about the principles behind super hospitals. They will be handed Lego bricks and molecular models that have been used in projects related to the new hospitals. Subsequently, Their Majesties will talk with representatives from Bispebjerg Hospital and representatives of Dutch companies that deal with solutions to include furniture and IT for hospitals.

Read more about Bispebjerg Hospital. http://www.bispebjerghospital.dk/nythospital/menu/forside.htm

19:00 Dutch return event in the Black Diamond

Their Majesties will hold the return event in the Black Diamond in honor of the Danish Regent Couple. From the Danish royal family HM the Queen, HRH The prince Consort, The Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, Princess Benedikte, Richard Prince and Princess Elisabeth

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Wednesday, March 18

16:00 Visit at Bispebjerg Hospital

Their Majesties will visit Bispebjerg Hospital, where they will hear about the principles behind super hospitals. They will be handed Lego bricks and molecular models that have been used in projects related to the new hospitals. Subsequently, Their Majesties will talk with representatives from Bispebjerg Hospital and representatives of Dutch companies that deal with solutions to include furniture and IT for hospitals.

Read more about Bispebjerg Hospital. http://www.bispebjer...enu/forside.htm

18. marts 2015

Kronprinsparret besøger Bispebjerg Hospital sammen med det nederlandske kongepar i forbindelse med statsbesøg fra Nederlanden. Bispebjerg Hospital, kl. 16.00

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Info from kongehuset press release about the island of Samsø.

On the second day of the State Visit HM King Willem-Alexander and HM Queen Máxima accompanied by the Danish Crown Prince Couple will visit the island Samsø. Samsø is 100 pct. self-sufficient with renewable energy. For many years the island has worked towards becoming a green model society by focusing on renewable energy-sources owned and run by the islanders themselves, as well as on organic products and green sustainable energy in the island community. After the official welcome by Samsø’s mayor the Royal Couple will visit the island’s green innovative solutions, and go into detail about the green solutions where both countries are keen on cooperation in the future. There will e.g. be a visit to the consumer-owned district heating plant based on straw, Ballen-Bundby, that delivers energy to 290 households, three hotels and three companies on the island. The Royal Couple and the Crown Prince Couple will also visit Samsø Efterskole (continuation school), where energy supply and green solutions as well as nature are in focus during the students’ stay. The visit on the island ends with a visit to Samsø’s Energiakademi (Energy Academy) with round table discussions and lessons learned from the green day followed by lunch featuring the island’s specialities and local products illustrating the local community’s ideas of self-sufficiency.

http://kongehuset.dk/english/Menu/news/state-visit-from-the-netherlands-focusing-on-innovative-green-growth

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Thanks mls.

"On board the ferry on the way to Samsø, Talks with Dutch and Danish representatives of governments and businesses around the policy for renewable energy.

Samsø is a carbon neutral island due to wind and other energy sources. The island has eleven onshore wind turbines and ten offshore turbines, financed by the islanders. These turbines provide the island with power. The energy that is not used, is exported to the mainland. In addition, Samsø's use of solar collectors and the straw burning power plants that supply hot water through a heat exchange to surrounding villages. Additionally, home care workers and postmen drive electric cars."

... from the Dutch Royal House press release

http://www.koninklij...n-denemarken-(2)/

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I assume this is the mayor's welcome

https://pbs.twimg.co...A8bgp.jpg:large

from the Dutch Royal House twitter account

BB articles

http://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelige/holland/kronprinsesse-mary-og-og-dronning-maxima-modtaget-med-aabne-arme-paa-samsoe

"Crown Princess Mary and Queen Maxima received with open arms on Samsø"

http://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelige/holland/kronprinsesse-mary-og-dronning-maxima-hyggede-sig-paa-samsoes-halmballevaerk

"Crown Princess Mary and Queen Maxima enjoyed themselves at Samsø's straw bale works"

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BB

http://www.billedbla...-tur-paa-samsoe

Crown Prince Frederik and King Willem-Alexander in simulated flying tour of Samsø during the visit to Samsø Efterskole.

The royal couples were introduced to Efterskolen's green development with solar cells and self-sufficiency.

There was an opportunity to greet Efterskolen's students, who presented physics projects and practiced various sports, including scuba diving, windsurfing and golf.

Then the students showed the royals Efterskolen's flight simulator. It was just the thing for Crown Prince Frederik and King Willem-Alexander, BB reports. They sat down at a few of the advanced flight simulators and flew, while Crown Princess Mary and Queen Maxima chatted with several of the school's students.

Related info from the press release:

"In Denmark it is common for teenagers to spend one year at a boarding school where they can orient themselves on their education and future. Such boarding schools in addition to regular school subjects pay attention to specific themes such as music, theater, sports or nature. This boarding school focuses on water sports, diving, flying and golfing. The students give the Royal visitors a tour of the school and the school grounds."

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Thanks to Billed Bladet for their extensive coverage of the royal visit.

One more article from the island of Samsø.

http://www.billedbla...rvel-til-samsoe

After a luncheon of local delicacies at restaurant Walthers Hvile the visiting royal couples waved farewell to the islanders and caught the ferry back to Sjælland. BB's reporter writes that Mary, Maxima, Frederik Willem-Alexander seemed to enjoy every minute on the small island in the Kattegat.

BT gallery from the visit to the island

http://www.bt.dk/roy...-samsoe#slide-1

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Thanks for all the links and photos, enjoyed the visit very much.

Loved all of Mary's outfits especially the two on the first day and the hat on the second I really liked.

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Photos from the Dutch embassy's FB-site:

https://www.facebook.com/nlembassydenmark/photos/a.394223240633092.97556.145298645525554/800494146672664/?type=1

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Reception for the Dutch community:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.800090733379672.1073741845.145298645525554&type=1

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