Monday, 5 February 2007
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom visited the Netherlands today. Here you can see our Queen Beatrix giving a welcome kiss to her royal guest.
Lizzy was in the Netherlands to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the English church at the Begijnhof in Amsterdam. In 1607 this church of the Beguines was given to the English Presbyterians by the municipality of Amsterdam. In 1650 the church has been enlarged with a southern side-aisle.
The Begijnhof is one of my favourite places in Amsterdam: so tranquil and peaceful.