2013 marks a year of cultural reciprocation between The Netherlands and Russia. To kick off this partnership, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited The Netherlands today for a one-day state visit. Queen Beatrix welcomed him this morning at the Amsterdam Hermitage Museum wearing one of her signature “cake” hats – this one with a tiered crown and side bow-loop detail. Seeing her made me feel a little sad that in less than three weeks, her reign will be over.
Photos from Getty as indicated