Official visits to other countries
Visits by members of the Royal House to other countries are often referred to as official visits.
Visits by members of the Royal House to other countries may be related to a particular subject or occasion, such as the opening of a Dutch mission in the country concerned. Such visits do not necessarily involve pomp and ceremony.
In the period following the investiture, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visited all the Dutch provinces and the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom. They also made introductory visits to the heads of state of European neighbouring countries: Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and the United Kingdom.
An outward state visit is a visit by the monarch to another country. It comprises a number of set elements.