On the first day of the visit, the President of Russia and HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands opened the State Hermitage Museum branch in the Netherlands, Hermitage Amsterdam. Svetlana and Dmitry Medvedev, HM Queen Beatrix, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and his spouse Princess Maxima watched the official opening ceremony and toured the exhibition.
Russian-Dutch talks were held on the following day. Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister of the Netherlands Jan Peter Balkenende discussed topical issues of Russian-Dutch cooperation in trade and the economy. Following their talks the President of Russia and Prime Minister of the Netherlands gave a joint news conference.
Mr Medvedev then met with representatives of the Dutch business community to discuss economic cooperation between Russia and the Netherlands in various fields.