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Dutch Queen Beatrix finishes visit in Košice

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands finished her three-day visit to Slovakia with a trip to Košice on May 23.

The Dutch queen is the third monarch to visit Košice since 1990. She began with a visit to the historical City Hall, where mayor František Knapík presented her with a copy of the city's coat-of-arms, which dates back to 1369 and claims to be the oldest in Europe.

Queen Beatrix also visited the so-called Green School in Družstevná pri Hornáde, which specialises in environmental education.

The queen also visited the Music Conservatory in Košice before flying back home from the Košice airport.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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