Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Crown Prince Willem-Alexander personally met Vladimir and Liudmila Putin at the Schiphol airport. The Queen and the Prince welcomed the Putins and introduced them to the Dutch delegation.
From the airport Vladimir and Liudmila Putin went to the Dam Square where they participated in a ceremony of laying a wreath on the National Monument, created in 1956 in honour of Dutch citizens who died in the Second World War.
The next item on the agenda was breakfast with Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Crown Prince of Orange in the Museum van Loon.
Vladimir Putin also met with Dutch business representatives.
In the city of Zaandam the head of the Russian state visited the Museum ”Peter's Cottage“, in which Peter stayed for a week in August 1697 under the alias Peter Mikhailov.
The Museum's employee, Marina Diakonova showed the Russian head of state the rooms the Russian tsar lived and worked in, and talked in detail about the Museum's unique exhibitions.
In the evening, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands gave a state reception in honour of Vladimir and Lyudmila Putin.