' Amsterdam does not deserve capital '
The Hague, the capital of Netherlands. Amsterdam does not deserve that title any longer.
That writes the spokesman for public administration of the labour party in the House of representatives and former Deputy Mayor of the Hague, Pierre Heijnen, on his weblog. Reason for his plea is that Amsterdam had forgotten that this city 200 years capital of Netherlands was last Sunday.
Napoleon placed the Netherlands in 1806 under the administration of his younger brother Louis Napoleon. This chose Amsterdam as capital of the new Kingdom. Louis Napoleon came 20 april 1808 with a festive procession of carriages.
The 100-year anniversary as the capital in 1908 was celebrated with a feast of a week. Hafeez criticizes the preparation of Amsterdam: ' If you forget to celebrate 200 years of capital that you are, you earn not the longer, thus Ad.nl.
The Hague know to deal with our national history: the preparations for the celebration of the landing of King William I 200 years ago at Scheveningen in 2013 have long been under way. The Hague for capital! '