Queen Maxima made a dazzling appearance in Amsterdam this week as she and her husband, King Willem-Alexander, took part in the Liberation Day celebrations. In keeping with her reputation as one of Europe's most stylish royals, Maxima looked stunning in a glittering gold gown that fell to the knee as she arrived for the special celebratory concert in the city.
The Argentina-born Queen wore her hair in loose tousled waves, and showed off her natural beauty with just a light touch of make-up. She waved warmly to the cheering crowds as she walked the red carpet with her husband.
Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander wave to the crowds at the Liberation Day celebrations
Fashion followers might well recognise the dress – Maxima last wore the striking ensemble in March when she attended a state dinner in Paris with her husband and French president Francois Hollande.
Following the concert, Maxima and Willem-Alexander left together on a boat down the river Amstel, sent on their way by wellwishers lining the route.
The Dutch queen was in high spirits during the concert
May 5 is a national day of celebration known as Liberation Day throughout Amsterdam and the Netherlands, held to mark the day that the German army surrendered in 1945. Festivals, events and activities take place across the whole country in honour of the historic event.
The Amstel Concert takes place on a floating podium
In Amsterdam, the celebrations conclude with one of the biggest events of the day, the Amstel Concert. Artists from diverse musical genres perform on an enormous floating podium on the river in front of the stately Royal Carre Theatre, and the concert is traditionally attended by the King and Queen.