Queen Maxima of the Netherlands opens House for Culture and Governance in Groningen

Beautiful in stripes! Queen Maxima of the Netherlands impresses in an embroidered dress at the opening of the House for Culture and Governance in Groningen

  • Queen of the Netherlands, 50, worn brown chiffon dress with stripes
  • She also wore one of her signature statement hats for a visit to Central Groningen
  • House for Culture and Administration has town hall and theatre
  • Maxima attended the official opening after plans were made in 2012










Queen Máxima of the Netherlands cut a stylish figure today when she visited the House for Culture and Governance in Groningen for the official opening.

The Dutch Queen, 50, wore a brown chiffon dress with detailed teal embroidered stripes which she paired with soft brown leather gloves to compliment.

Also with the outfit, the monarch chose a suede tan clutch to match the tone of her woven straw hat with a turn-up brim.

Queen Maxima, 50, wore a brown chiffon dress with detailed teal embroidered stripes which she paired with soft brown leather gloves as a compliment

At the start of her tour, the Dutch Queen inspected some wooden chairs and walked around the grounds talking to officials

At the start of her tour, the Dutch Queen inspected some wooden chairs and walked around the grounds chatting with officials

Maxima's stiletto suede heels completed the ensemble perfectly by matching with the brown clutch

Maxima’s stiletto suede heels completed the ensemble perfectly by matching with the brown clutch

Also, when choosing some of her signature dangling earrings, the Queen chose a detailed gold pair that branched out before some delicately hung dark blue jewels, and for additional jewellery, she opted for an understated black and gold watch.

Maxima’s suede heels round off the look perfectly by matching it with the brown clutch.

The opening of the House for Culture and Administration in Hoogezand follows a plan in 2012 in which officials decided to bring the town hall, the library, the arts center and the theater together in one well-functioning building in order to improve the facilities.

Architects reused parts of the original theater and town hall building from the 1980s and integrated it with new infrastructure to build sustainably.

The Queen opted for a detailed gold pair of earrings that branched out for a pair of subtly hung dark blue jewels

The Queen chose a detailed gold pair of earrings that branched out for a pair of subtly hung dark blue jewels

When the Queen arrived, she was met by a happy crowd of well-wishers who greeted her warmly

When the Queen arrived, she was met by a happy crowd of well-wishers who greeted her warmly

The greatest improvement of the building is undoubtedly the bridge that connects the town hall and the theatre, two places that were previously difficult to reach.

Architects of the project said: ‘The defining element in the design is the high central inner corridor, which connects the two parts of the building, connects all functions and gives an architectural accent at the entrance.’

When the Queen arrived, she was met by a happy crowd of well-wishers who greeted her warmly.

Beginning her tour, the Dutch Queen inspected some wooden chairs and walked around the grounds chatting with officials.

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