Where Prince Willem-Alexander will be crowned King

by hellomagazine.com The Netherlands prepares as Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, 45, is set to become the country's first king in more than a century when the current Queen, his mother Beatrix, abdicates after 30 years on the throne on 30 April. In the biggest event in The Netherlands' royal calendar for several years, Willem-Alexander's Argentinian-born wife Princess Maxima will become his Queen consort.

Tuesday's abdication will take place on Queen's Day, a popular celebration of the House of Orange when the Dutch dress up in the royal colour and party into the night. It is expected to be the biggest royal gathering since Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

We look at Amsterdam's landmarks that will take centre stage for the royal proceedings – from Queen Beatrix's abdication to Willem-Alexander's swearing-in ceremony – and the places that will play host to royals from all over the world, including Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Spain's Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia and Prince Naruhito and Princess Masako of Japan.

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