The dam was closed on Wednesday due to the state visit of the Spanish king

The dam was closed on Wednesday due to the state visit of the Spanish king

The dam in the middle will be closed next Wednesday morning due to the visit of the King of Spain, Felipe VI, and his wife, Letizia. They will be received at the palace on Dam Square by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima and a wreath will be laid at the National Monument on Dam Square.

On Wednesday, the municipality declared the dam a safety zone. “That's why the fences are being put up. This concerns a large part of the dam, from the Royal Palace to behind the National Monument. Only invited guests and members of the organization are allowed to enter the area.”

Close to motorists

main road mr. Visserplein – Amstel – Rokin – Dam – Damrak is closed to vehicle traffic.
Damstraat, from Oudezijds Voorburgwal to Dam, is also closed to motorists. Cyclists are also not allowed to cross Dam Square, and must cycle via Warmoesstraat – Nes – Wijde Lombardsteeg. Parking is not available at Hotel Bijenkorf, Hotel Krasnapolsky and Rokin.

Trams 4 and 14 also go around. The lockdown begins at 8 a.m. and measures will be lifted at 1:30 p.m.

Sports dinner

In the afternoon, King Willem-Alexander and King Felipe will visit a sports evening organized by the Cruyff Foundation. In the evening, the royal couple will hold an official banquet at the palace located in Dam Square. Princess Amalia, Princess Beatrix and Princess Margaret are also present during the state banquet.

Then King Felipe VI and his wife Letizia spend the night in the palace with all their entourage. On Thursday, they are scheduled to head to The Hague, among other things, to visit the House of Representatives and have a government lunch. They then go to Nordvik to visit the European Space Research and Technology Center (ESTEC) and in the evening return to the city to visit the Museum Street on Kalverstraat.

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A few weeks ago, the police and military police practiced a state visit at the palace in Dam Square, which at the time looked like this:

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