Outward state visits

An outward state visit is a visit by the monarch to another country. It comprises a number of set elements.

Overview of state visits by King Willem-Alexander

Use the interactive map below for more information on state visits by King Willem-Alexander:

Programme of state visits

The programme of a state visit to another country is similar to that of an incoming state visit. Queen Máxima accompanies her husband on such visits. If a state visit is related to the economic interests of the Netherlands, the King and Queen will be accompanied by an economic mission, i.e. a delegation of representatives of the business community.

It is customary for the King and Queen to offer some form of reciprocal hospitality to the host country during their visit.

Role of the media

Representatives of the Dutch media always accompany an outward state visit, at the end of which the King grants a short interview.