Dutch King Willem-Alexander made a surprise visit to an iftar at a community center in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Rabat – On May 16, 2019, Dutch King Willem-Alexander recently surprised those having iftar at a community center in the multicultural Transvaal district of The Hague.
The Dutch King arrived without informing any of the locals that he would come and then sat with four different tables during the event to connect with the residents and community center workers breaking their fast.
A youth worker at the community center, Nadir Abdel Moumen said, “it was initially a matter of searching for conversation topics. Should it be chic? Or politics? It ended with the King telling about the areas in Morocco he has visited.” When King Willem-Alexander said that that event was his first Iftar, the locals “helped with his hazing.”
Over coffee and orange juice, the king also conversed about their neighborhood and the significance of the community center.
“The King gives the impression that it does not matter that we are migrants. It makes you feel important that he comes here to our community center,” Cantu Alkurt, an employee at a local preschool said.
King Willem-Alexander visited Musee Dar Si Said in Marrakech in 2005, where he saw the opening of an exhibition organised by the Mondrian Foundation. The Foundation focuses on modern Dutch art, commissioned by Dutch Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of Education, Culture and Science, celebrating 400 Years of Morocco and The Netherlands.