Monday, May 6, 2013
KLM marks a change in royalty
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated her throne to Prince Willem-Alexander on April 30 in an historic gathering in Amsterdam. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines marked the event with small gift for World Business Class passengers on intercontinental flights from Amsterdam.
Each passenger received a Delftware miniature replica of the Palace on Dam Square in Amsterdam. The Palace on Dam Square was built in the 17th century and was originally intended as a city hall to house Amsterdam's entire municipal and judicial bodies. However another, larger structure was built that would become City Hall in 1655 to accommodate the bustling city and mercantile center.