Article about the event, opening of a specific 3D printed bridge in Amsterdam, which Maxima did last week.
De Wallen (or the Amsterdamse Wallen) are the Dutch name of the specific Amsterdam Red Light District. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Wallen
Article loosely translated as:Máxima sometimes takes foreign friends to Amsterdam Red Light District
Queen Máxima sometimes takes foreign friends to Amsterdam's Red Light District. "This neighborhood is Amsterdam's own," Máxima declared during the opening of a bridge in the Amsterdam neighbourhood.
The Red Light District was therefore included in her introductory tour through the Netherlands, during which she went into the country partly incognito and with a black wig. "I was here back in 1999. I had read a lot about it."
Máxima had a conversation in Café Stoof on the Oudezijds Achterburgwal with Cor van Dijk of entrepreneurs' association BIZ Burgwallen and owner of, among others, Casa Rosso and the Bananenbar.
The Queen was in the cafe to talk about the new temporary bridge she had just opened, but Van Dijk was curious if Máxima had been in the area before. So that was the case. She had also walked the Red Light District at the time.
The Queen also shared that daughter Amalia will receive her diploma on Thursday. Princess Amalia, who will turn eighteen at the end of this year and will then be entitled to the throne, passed her final exam with honors last month. "It is a very busy day," said Queen Máxima.
The family poses for the press on Friday during the annual summer photo session at Huis ten Bosch.