Programme for April 30:
10.00: The Queen signs the Act of Abdication, which is read by the Director of the Queen's Office. Others members of the royal family, the National Council of Ministers and the Presidents of the Senate will be present at this event.
10.30: King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and Princess Beatrix go to the balcony of the palace. The new king and princess Beatrix give a short speech each. Then princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane go out on the balcony. The balcony scene lasts about twenty minutes.
13.55: The King departs with his entourage to Nieuwe Kerk for the inauguration and oath.
14.00: At Nieuwe Kerk King Willem-Alexander gives a speech and takes the oath.
16.30: Reception at the Royal Palace for authorities and members of the States-General. This reception will take about an hour.