April 30th is traditionally Queen’s Day in The Netherlands. Everyone has a day off, dresses in orange and takes part in fun and games before getting drunk. This year, however, it was an extra special Queen’s Day as Queen Beatrix abdicated after 33 years of service and her eldest son, Prince Willem Alexander was sworn in as the new King Willem Alexander. His Argentinian wife, Maxima, will now be known as Queen Maxima.
As can be seen from these pictures it was a day filled with tradition, royals and Dutch people dressed in orange having a good time.

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Dutch national flags hang from windows overlooking Central Station in Amsterdam. STRINGER/REUTERS

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A man wearing shades displays a t-shirt depicting Dutch Queen Beatrix in a souvenirs shop in Amsterdam. STRINGER/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands arrives at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Family passes a banner featuring Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima in Amsterdam. STRINGER/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

A man and a woman wearing orange hats walk in the sunshine in Amsterdam. Kevin Coombs/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife leave the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Dutch Crown Princess Maxima waves as she leaves the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. LAURENT DUBRULE/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander his wife Crown Princess Maxima and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands arrive at a gala dinner at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Belgian Crown Prince Philippe and his wife Crown Princess Mathilde arrive at a gala dinner at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

People are seen through a bubble at the Dam Square in Amsterdam. MICHAEL KOOREN/REUTERS

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Dutch Prince Constantijn, his wife Princess Laurentien and Princess Mabel arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in Amsterdam . TOUSSAINT KLUITERS/REUTERS

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American tourists pose with typical Dutch farmers' hats in Amsterdam. STRINGER/REUTERS

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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Crown Prince Willem-Alexander attend a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of the Queen and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam . POOL/REUTERS

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Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander his wife Crown Princess Maxima arrive at a gala dinner at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Spanish Crown Prince Felipe and his wife Princess Letizia arrive at a gala dinner at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrive at a gala dinner at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

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A couple waits for Queen Beatrix's abdication ceremony outside the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. PAUL VREEKER/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

A woman waves a flag as she waits for Queen Beatrix's abdication ceremony in Amsterdam. LAURENT DUBRULE/REUTERS

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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, her son Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife Crown Princess Maxima accompanied by other authorities attend the meeting at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam April 30, 2013, before Queen Beatrix's abdication ceremony. POOL/REUTERS

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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands speaks during an abdication ceremony at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands prepares to sign an act of abdication next to her son Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife Crown Princess Maxima during a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam . POOL/REUTERS

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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands passes the act of abdication to her son Crown Prince Willem-Alexander during a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

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Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander holds the hand of his mother Queen Beatrix during an abdication ceremony at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam . POOL/REUTERS

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People watch Queen Beatrix's abdication ceremony, handing over to her eldest son Willem-Alexander on a giant screen in Amsterdam. KEVIN COOMBS/REUTERS

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The signed act of abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is shown after the official meeting at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

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Princess Beatrix of Netherlands embraces her son, Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima at the balcony of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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Dutch King Willem-Alexander embraces his mother Princess Beatrix of Netherlands while his wife Queen Maxima looks on at the balcony of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. PAUL VREEKER/REUTERS

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Handout picture showing Dutch King Willem-Alexander kissing his mother Princess Beatrix of Netherlands at the balcony of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Princess Beatrix of Netherlands leaves the balcony at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, her son King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima watch the crowd from the Royal Palace balcony in Amsterdam . POOL/REUTERS

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King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima (R) accompanied by their daughters wave to crowd from the Royal Palace balcony in Amsterdam April 30, 2013, after Queen Beatrix's abdication. ROBIN UTRECHT/REUTERS

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Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima wave to the crowd from the balcony of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. CRIS TOALA OLIVARES/REUTERS

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Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima wave to the crowd with their daughters Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane on the balcony of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam . PAUL VREEKER/REUTERS

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Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima wave to the crowd from the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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A woman wearing orange, the royal color, celebrates the new King Willem-Alexander which succedes his mother Queen Beatrix, in Amsterdam's Dam Square. LAURENT DUBRULE/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

People celebrate the new King Willem-Alexander who succeeds his mother Queen Beatrix, in Amsterdam's Dam Square. CRIS TOALA OLIVARES/REUTERS

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A woman celebrates the new Dutch King Willem-Alexander in Amsterdam's Dam Square. CRIS TOALA OLIVARES/REUTERS

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Combination photograph shows people dressed in orange outside the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. STRINGER/REUTERS

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Thousands of well-wishers gather for Queen Beatrix's abdication ceremony in front of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. KEVIN COOMBS/REUTERS

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Handout picture showing Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima. HANDOUT/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Crown is seen at the credence-table prior to the inauguration of Dutch King Willem-Alexander at Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Netherlands Globus cruciger is put on place before the religious cerimony at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Guards stand on place where Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima will attend a religious ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

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Guards stay next to the crown, the globus cruciger and the sceptre before the crowning religious cerimony at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Royal armchairs for Netherlands King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima are seen inside the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam before the religious crowning cerminony. POOL/REUTERS

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Netherlands Princess Beatrix follows the granddaughters Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane arrive to the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam before the religious crowning cerminony . POOL/REUTERS

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Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, attend a religious ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima arrive to attend a religious ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima attend a religious ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima attend a religious ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima attend a religious ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

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Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima arrive for a religious ceremony at Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam . DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Netherlands Princess Beatrix accompanied by her granddaughters Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane attend the religious crowning cerimonies at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam . POOL/REUTERS

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Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima attend a religious ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

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Dutch King Willem-Alexander takes the oath during a religious ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

General view of the religious crowning ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Netherlands Princess Beatrix accompanied by her granddaughters Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane attend the religious crowning cerimonies at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

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Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima attend the religious ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Dutch Queen Maxima attend the religious crowning ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Dutch King Willem-Alexander is saluted by his wife Queen Maxima and guests during the religious crowning ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

Holland's Queen Beatrix Abdicates, King Willem Alexander Sworn In

Dutch Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Ariane and Princess Alexia attend the religious crowning ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam . POOL/REUTERS

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Dutch Queen Maxima smiles to King Willem-Alexander during the religious crowning ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

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King Willem-Alexander his wife Queen Maxima accompanied by their daughters Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Ariane, Princess Alexia and guest pose during a photocall at the royal palace in Amsterdam following the crowning cerimonies. POOL/REUTERS

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Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima walk after attending a religious ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam. POOL/REUTERS

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Boats jam a channel during the ceremonies for the new Dutch King Willem-Alexander in Amsterdam. CRIS TOALA OLIVARES/REUTERS

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Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and their daughters Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane wave to the crowd during a boat parade in Amsterdam. KEVIN COOMBS/REUTERS