Here is the timeline of events for the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the crowning of King Willem-Alexander (all times are BST):
- 08:30-09:00 - Gun salute
- 09:00-09:30 - Abdication of Queen Beatrix in the Moses Hall of the Royal Palace Amsterdam
- 09:30-09:50 - His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, Her Majesty Queen Máxima and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix appear on the balcony of the Royal Palace
- 13:00-14:30 - Swearing in and investiture of the King, who will deliver an address and be sworn in
- 15:30 - The King and his retinue proceed to the Royal Palace Amsterdam
- 15:30-17:00 - Reception in the Royal Palace Amsterdam
- 18:30-18:45 - The Song for the King will be performed in the presence of the King and Queen, this will take place at the EYE Film Museum via a video link
- 19:45-20:30 - The King and Queen will take part in a water pageant with their daughters on the River IJ
Colourful celebrations have taken over the streets of Amsterdam as Queen Beatrix abdicated after 33 years.
As Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands ends her 33-year reign and abdicates in favour of her son a look at the monarchies of Europe.