Wearing silver-laced kippah, new Dutch king visits Amsterdam Jews

Haaretz

July 9th, 2013

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands visited the offices of the Jewish Community of Amsterdam on Monday for the first time since his coronation in April.

The visit by Willem-Alexander to the representative organ of the city’s Jewish community, known by the Dutch acronym NIHS, came less than three months after his coronation, in which he replaced his mother, Queen Beatrix.

Dutch media reported in April that some Jews were upset because Beatrix’s official farewell party is scheduled to take place in Rotterdam on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. Beatrix last visited the NIHS offices in 2010.

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