On Tuesday, The Hague is all about Prince's Day. King Willem-Alexander will speak the throne in the afternoon. The briefcase with the bill of millions and the national budget is also handed over to the House of Representatives. Follow the latest developments in this live blog.

Today's program:

  • Glass Carriage with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima runs from Noordeinde Palace to the Binnenhof at 1 p.m.
  • The carriage arrives at 1.15 pm at the Ridderzaal, where King Willem-Alexander speaks the throne.
  • De Glazen Koets goes back to Noordeinde Palace. This is followed by the balcony scene.
  • Minister of Finance Wopke Hoekstra will hand over the briefcase containing the bill of millions and the government budget to the House of Representatives at 3 p.m.
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5 minutes ago

De Glazen Koets is on its way to Noordeinde Palace, where Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will board. The royal couple leaves at exactly 1 p.m. The route to the Binnenhof runs via Heulstraat, Kneuterdijk, Lange Voorhout, Tournooiveld and Korte Vijverberg.

11 minutes ago

The final preparations are now being made. The red carpet on the Binnenhof will be cleaned for a while, reports a spectator on Twitter.

Sorry just vacuuming #prinsjesdag #binnenhof

Avatar AuthorRoeleke SmitsMoment of places12: 41 - 17 September 2019

12 minutes ago

The Ridderzaal is now full. (Photo: NU.nl/Job van der Plicht)

15 minutes ago

A group of activists are campaigning against climate change during Prince's Day. The demonstrators are in a special compartment at the Hofvijver. (Photo: Pro Shots)

23 minutes ago

The Cavalry Honorary Escort always practices prior to Prince's Day on the beach in Scheveningen. The horses and riders involved were subjected to a final heavy test yesterday.

Horses for Prince's Day exposed to smoke and cannon blows

28 minutes ago

Prime Minister Mark Rutte is now at the Binnenhof. All guests must be in the Ridderzaal in more than fifteen minutes. (Photo: Pro Shots)

36 minutes ago

This year, for the first time, the cabinet has a so-called designated survivor. The Minister of Foreign Affairs is therefore not in The Hague during Prince's Day. If things go wrong in the Ridderzaal, the Netherlands still has Stef Blok.

What if everything goes wrong ... #DesignatedSurvivor # Prinsjesdag2019

Avatar AuthorVVDMoment of places12: 03-17 September 2019

42 minutes ago

The military guard of honor along the route and at the Binnenhof is set up. It concerns hundreds of soldiers from all armed forces. They will give a greeting of honor when King Willem-Alexander passes by in the Glass Carriage.

an hour ago

It is still quiet in the Ridderzaal. King Willem-Alexander will arrive here in over an hour. (Photo: NU.nl/Job van der Plicht)

an hour ago

The Glass Carriage is also awaited by spectators at the Binnenhof. (Photo: NU.nl/Job van der Plicht)

an hour ago

In some places along the route it is already busy. The spectators do not have to take rain into account, but a lot of wind. Weerplaza expects wind force 5. "The wind is strong all afternoon, but during the ride of the Glazen Koets the wind is slightly less strong than during the speech of the throne itself." It will be 17 degrees at most. (Photo: Pro Shots)

an hour ago

The 'hat parade' has been a tradition on Prince's Day for years. Which etiquette and trends should the hat wearers take into account?

an hour ago

The women of 50PLUS also adhere to the tradition.

All 50PLUS girls and their hats.

Avatar Author Henk KrolMoment of places11: 13 - 17 September 2019

2 hours ago

Just like previous years, female politicians and other guests wear hats on Prince's Day. Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven (Education, Culture and Science) is already showing her headgear on Twitter.

Before # prinsjesdag2019 starts, I am visiting the studio of the best hairdressers and stylists from the #mbo in the Netherlands. You don't often experience a treatment like this! Thank you, @WorldSkillsNL!

Avatar AuthorIngrid van EngelshovenMoment of places10: 55 - 17 September 2019

2 hours ago

In the run-up to Prinsjesdag, a number of plans from the government for next year have been leaked. This is what we already know.

2 hours ago

With Prinsjesdag and at the start of the year we see again how many percent everyone goes forwards or backwards with purchasing power plates. But what does it mean exactly?

Why positive purchasing power may not apply to you

2 hours ago

NU.nl reporter Job van der Plicht sees a stream of children with flags flying towards the route from The Hague Central Station. Several schools in the country are organizing a trip to The Hague especially for Prince's Day. In the municipality itself, all pupils from primary and secondary schools have a day off due to Prince's Day.

2 hours ago

Is King Willem-Alexander speaking the throne speech with a beard for the first time? That question is affecting the entire country this Prince's Day. Prime Minister Mark Rutte did not want to give the answer to the pressing question in the Jinek program on Monday evening. But he did state the beard "to fit the king". "He is also a bit orange, and not painted, I think," says Rutte.

2 hours ago

My Haagsche #Prinsjesdag starts in the Grote Kerk with the annual inter-religious celebration. Very many school children welcome, among others, Prime Minister Rutte, cabinet, members of parliament and guests from all over the country

Avatar Author Eiko SmidMoment of places10: 31-17 September 2019

2 hours ago

Every year thousands of people come to The Hague for Prince's Day. The first visitors were already along the route before 6 am.

2 hours ago

Part of The Hague has been closed due to Prinsjesdag. The police clear the route from Noordeinde Palace to the Binnenhof from cars, scooters and bicycles. The traffic and public transport users must also take into account adapted routes. Click here for an overview of all traffic measures.

From early this morning our bikers are busy clearing the route #Prinsjesdag. They are still looking for cars, scooters and bicycles that were left behind. They are then removed by the #gemeentedenhaag and temporarily stored elsewhere.

Avatar AuthorPolitie The Hague and the moment of places08: 46 - 17 September 2019

2 hours ago

Good morning! In this live blog we will keep you informed of developments on Prinsjesdag. It is still quiet in The Hague, but the city is slowly filling up.

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