Dutch Royal Family to Make a State Visit to India

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima are all set to be packing their bags up to visit the Republic of India (my home country!) from October 14 to 18. They were invited by President Ram Nath Kovind to visit the capital of India, New Delhi, Mumbai and some cities in Kerala.

According to the Royal Family’s website, “The cooperation between India and the European Union and the Netherlands is strategically important, not least in light of India’s emergence as an Asian superpower and its role in the region. India’s economic potential provides opportunities for closer cooperation in such fields as climate, agriculture, and healthcare. ”

Photo credits: Flickr/Floris Looijesteijn

What are they going to be doing in India?

Well, their exact itinerary is not known. We’re not sure if they’re going to be talking of trade, economic relations, and ways to strengthen the two countries’ bi-lateral relations.

However, we do know one thing for sure! Are you a Dutch national living in India? You have a chance to meet the royals on their visit to India! You can attend a reception that will be held in Mumbai on October 16. But you will have register yourself before September 12, so hurry! You don’t have a lot of time. You can do this here.

You also have to be above 18 years of age and have to prove that you are registered as living in India.

If you’re curious about what’s it like living in the Netherlands as an Indian, I’ve already covered my bases 😉 Are you a Dutchie living in India? I’m very curious to know what your experiences have been like. Let us know in the comments below! 

Feature Image: Flickr/Floris Looijesteijn 


Kavana Desai
Kavana Desaihttps://medium.com/@kavanadesai
Coping with the aftermath of her 3-year stint in the Netherlands, Kavana is a writer, content creator and editor for DutchReview. Hailing from India, she frequently blogs about the Netherlands, being Indian in the Netherlands, and everything in between. She envisions herself to one day be the youngest person to win that Nobel Prize for Literature (she is also not very humble but welcomes only constructive criticism). In the meantime, she fills her days with writing for DutchReview, writing her master's thesis on art theft, and writing fiction that will hopefully see the light of day soon.


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