What a lovely trip! Queen Máxima and her husband, King Willem-Alexander, paid a visit to Salland in the Netherlands on Tuesday, September 14.
The blonde beauty wore a large hat, a green dress and dark heels, while her husband sported a blue suit.
Scroll through the gallery below to see their outing!
"The #regional visit to the southern part of Salland in Overijssel starts in the former Hanzestad Deventer. The city saw the port fall into disrepair due to the return of water transport. Individuals and small businesses are involved in urban development and are given the opportunity to build for their own use. Industrial heritage, creative entrepreneurs, arts and culture, hospitality and housing are combined in this way," a caption on Instagram read.
During the tour, the couple got to walk through the Harbor Quarter and visit entrepreneurs and stakeholders.
"Finally, the Royal Couple visits Royal Auping. The company contributes to the waste problem by focusing on innovation, preservation and reuse of materials. Last year, Auping was the first manufacturer in the world to launch a fully circular mattress on the market. Due to the complex composition of glued materials together, mattresses are one of the largest components of household waste worldwide," the message noted.
"In 2018, the residents of Heeten (municipality of Raalte) came up with the idea for a citizens' budget in which they decide where and how municipal money is spent within their own area. Councilors, officials and researchers are involved in this initiative to see if a citizen's budget leads to greater involvement of local people in local democracy and the strengthening of a sense of community. The citizen budget in Heeten is unique in the Netherlands, because at the front no fixed amount is reserved that can be distributed via the citizen budget," a caption read.
"During the #regional visit, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will talk to participants of the initiative about their experiences," the note said.
The two got a chance to interact with some people from the town, who brought their dogs along for the special moment!
"The lands along the IJssel have been suitable for many centuries for agricultural activities such as agriculture, arable farming and animal husbandry. From society sounds the call to reorganize the agricultural sector for the benefit of the environment," another caption read. "In the municipality of Olst-Wijhe, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visit the dairy farm IJsselhoeve De Riet, where the sixth generation is currently at the helm. At this company, they hear how sustainability is being worked on. For example, herbaceous pastures are used to replace fertilizer and other local entrepreneurs are collaborating to set up their own dairy chain."
"The Royal Couple Estate visits De Haere from Stichting IJssellandschap. This foundation dates back to 1267. The foundation manages and develops land, estates, farms and houses around Deventer. People with a distance to the labor market are involved in green maintenance and there are many activities for the elderly, people in need of special care and refugees organized," the message continued. "The #regional visit to Salland concludes with a visit to an impression of the outdoor exhibition the IJsselbiënale. The Royal Couple is viewing some works of art from the 120-kilometer-long art route along the IJssel where the impact of climate change on the landscape of the IJssel Valley is central."
Looks like a perfect day!