King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima arrived at MIWB Wednesday morning, where students and MIWB colleagues were standing by and forming a guard of honor. Inside, the couple was received by President of the Board of Governors Erica Schaper and MIWB Director Gerrit van Leunen. Mayor Caroline van de Pol and Commissioner of the King Arno Brok were also present.
Career at sea
First on the program was a tour of the MSTC. Willem-Alexander and Máxima could see with their own eyes where simulation education and training is given to students of the MIWB and also other Dutch nautical schools. From the engine room, the entourage went to the 360-degree bridge simulator, where the royal couple also operated and experienced the simulator themselves.