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Dutch and Belgian Queen visit Smart Sustainable District Utrecht

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited the city of Utrecht on Wednesday November 30th as part of the state visit of the King and Queen of Belgium to the Netherlands. They arrived by train for a tour of the new Central Station, followed by a presentation in City Hall on the developments in the district.

The Utrecht Central Station area has been selected as an icon for sustainable transformation by the European Climate-KIC program Smart Sustainable Districts. Carolien van Hemel, director of USI, was invited to give a brief explanation about the Smart Sustainable Districts project in Utrecht. In this project, several European research institutes will specify the sustainable ambitions of Jaarbeurs and the Municipality of Utrecht and will provide decisive input for the redevelopment plans. Mayor Jan van Zanen, alderman Victor Everhardt, area development director Martin Mulder of the Municipality of Utrecht and Jaarbeurs director Rob van der Heijden were also present.

2016-11-30 10:29:36 AMSTERDAM - Koningin Maxima en koningin Mathilde van Belgie vertrekken vanaf Amsterdam CS met de Koninklijke trein naar het nieuwe station Utrecht Centraal op de laatste dag van het driedaags staatsbezoek. ANP ROYAL IMAGES OLAF KRAAK

©ANP, photo Olaf Kraak.