Published On: Tue, Nov 19th, 2013

Royal Couple visits West Point Village

West PointWILLEMSTAD – King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima have visited the local fishermen’s village at West Point this morning. The Royal Couple was received with great interest from the local population. Minister of Health, Environment and Nature, Mr. Ben Whiteman, was also present. The fishermen have been going through some difficult times; especially with the dire economic situation of the island it is sometimes hard to sell their catch.

Afterwards, the royal couple went to the Tula Museum at the plantation house Knip, West Point1located in the Knip area (south west). King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were welcomed by the management of the museum. Here the couple received information about the Knip area and also the celebration of the 150 anniversary of the abolition of slavery. The plantation house Knip is where the slave revolution started in 1795.

The couple then left to the eastern side of the island where they were treated with music, dance and various presentations from the locals.

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