Ontvang meldingen big nieuws over het Nederlandse koningshuis
For this reason and because it is Amalia’s first big trip, this working visit has garnered a lot of press attention. NU.nl also travels along: From Monday 6 February we will report from Sint Maarten and will follow Oranjes (literally) closely. We do this through text, video, and across NUjij and our social media channels.
Speaking with the accompanying press, Van Hoeffelen said equality became a major theme during the trip. Many residents note that there is little knowledge in the Netherlands about the Caribbean part of the kingdom, when in fact it is the other way around. And when carrots are written about, they are often articles with a negative connotation. Such as the economic blow to Sint Maarten after Hurricane Irma in 2017.
By also highlighting the positive points such as the thriving culture during the trip, the Netherlands also gets a lot out of this. The islands hope people will discover an Aruban singer or artist from Saba or a designer. Or people are inspired by the beautiful nature and book an island vacation.
Het reisschema van de Oranjes
- Vrijdag 27 januari: aankomst op Bonaire
- Maandag 30 januari: naar Aruba
- Donderdag 2 februari: Curaçao
- Zaterdag 4 en zondag 5 februari: twee dagen vrij
- Maandag 6 februari: Sint-Maarten
- Woensdag 8 februari: Sint Eustatius
- Donderdag 9 februari: Saba
- Vrijdag 10 februari: weer naar huis
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