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 2017/05/05 – Concert on river Amstel

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were Friday night one of the many who watched the traditional 5th May concert at Amsterdam river Amstel. More than 1.6 million people watched at home with the royal couple. This is evidenced by data from Society of TV-attendance Screening. The concert was the official closing of the National Celebration Liberation. Every year, another orchestra takes action. This year it was the turn of the Metropole Orchestra under the leadership of chief executive Jules Buckley. After the concert, the royal couple left and took the time to wake off the audience.They did this without Princess Beatrix. Last year was Beatrix’s first year to oversee the concert. As queen was Beatrix every year of the party and also the first years after her abdication in 2013, the princess celebrated freedom on and around the Amstel.