It will be a festive day when HM The Queen and The Netherlands’ former queen, HRH Princess Beatrix, participate in the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Dutch immigration to Store Magleby on Friday, 20 May 2022 in Dragør.
The visit by The Queen and Princess Beatrix will mark that it was 501 years ago that the Danish king Christian II invited a number of Dutch farmers to Amager, where they settled in Store Magleby. In the following generations, the farmers developed the specialized Amager farming, which is a particular way of growing vegetables. The farmers sold the products in Copenhagen, where Amagertorv (Amager Square) was their marketplace, among other locations.
The jubilee, which is being celebrated with a one-year delay because of last year’s coronavirus restrictions, offers an official reception at the city hall, a carriage tour and a visit to Museum Amager, where The Queen and The Princess will see how Dutch culture and customs are still a part of the local community, among other ways with the traditional Shrovetide barrel ride. In conclusion, there will be a visit to the organic farm Seerupgaard, where Amager farming is still practiced.
For information and accreditation in connection with the visit by The Queen and Princess Beatrix in Dragør Municipality, please contact Dragør Municipality communications director Toini S. Floris at firstname.lastname@example.org.