King Willem-Alexander joins football fans at the Marktweg in The Hague

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Orange you are happy to see me! King Willem-Alexander joins delighted football fans at the Marktweg in The Hague ahead of the Euros match between Netherlands and Austria

  • King Willem-Alexander visited the Marktweg district in The Hague today
  • Appeared in good spirits ahead of the Netherlands-Austria game
  • It was shown by those responsible for the orange street decorations

King Willem-Alexander delighted Dutch football fans today as he joined them for the pre-match celebrations in The Hague‘s Marktweg district today.

The royal, 54, and Mayor Jan van Zanen of The Hague were introduced by brothers Danny and Raymond Zwennes, who were responsible for initiating the decoration of the Marktweg.

The neighborhood won the prize for ‘The most beautiful orange street in the Netherlands‘ following a campaign to decorate the streets for the European Football Championships.

King Willem-Alexander looked polished in a classic white shirt and black pants, and added a vibrant patriotic orange scarf to embrace the theme.

King Willem-Alexander, 54, visited the Marktweg in The Hague today. Pictured: The Dutch royal with football supporters

The district was selected as

The district was selected as “the most beautiful orange street in the Netherlands” following a street decoration campaign for the European Football Championships. Pictured: The Dutch royal with excited football supporters

King Willem (pictured right) looked polite in a white shirt and black pants as he embraced the theme with an orange scarf

King Willem (pictured right) looked polite in a white shirt and black pants as he embraced the theme with an orange scarf

King Willem, whose wife Maxima was not present, posed with football supporters ahead of tonight’s European Championship game in which the Netherlands faced Austria.

During the royal visit, Danny and Raymond explained that they have taken care of the decoration of the streets of all the European and World Championships for 30 years.

The brothers said they visit local residents for consultation and financial contribution, in addition to talking to local merchants to sponsor the decorations.

The impressive results of the Decorated Street are a joint effort of the neighborhood.

King Willem and Mayor Jan van Zanen were shown on the street by brothers Danny and Raymond Zwenne

King Willem and Mayor Jan van Zanen were shown on the street by brothers Danny and Raymond Zwenne

King Willem (pictured right) learned how the brothers spoke to local residents for consultation and financial contribution

King Willem (pictured right) learned how the brothers spoke to local residents for consultation and financial contribution

King Willem (center photo) also heard how the impressive orange decorations were made with the help of the whole neighborhood

King Willem (center photo) also heard how the impressive orange decorations were made with the help of the whole neighborhood

King Willem (pictured right) ended his visit by exploring the area open to residents to watch matches during the European Championship

King Willem (pictured right) ended his visit by exploring the area open to residents to watch matches during the European Championship

King Willem had a busy day, having also attended the opening of an exhibition at the <a class=Amsterdam museum” class=”blkBorder img-share” style=”max-width:100%” />

King Willem had a busy day, having also attended the opening of an exhibition at the Amsterdam museum

King Willem ended his visit by entering the garden of a house on the Marktweg, where residents can watch matches during the European Championship.

The Dutch royal family had a busy day after opening an exhibition – “The Golden Coach” – at the Amsterdam museum.

The tour began with him receiving the first copy of the book De Gouden Koets, followed by a guided tour by the director of the Amsterdam Museum, Judikje Kier.

Meanwhile, Queen Maxima participated in a virtual interview with government officials from Côte d’Ivoire.

The couple has three daughters – Princess Catharina-Amalia, 17, Princess Alexia, 15 and Princess Ariane, 14.

Football fans donned orange outfits and lined the streets ahead of the Netherlands-Austria game

Football fans donned orange outfits and lined the streets ahead of the Netherlands-Austria game

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