THE HAGUE Ė King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands on Thursday welcomed Spainís King Felipe VI to his royal palace in The Hague for a meeting and lunch ahead of the inauguration of an exhibition on Rembrandt and Velazquez in Amsterdam.
Willem-Alexander greeted Felipe at the Hius ten Bosch palace, where he lives with Queen Maxima and their three children. The Spanish monarch was accompanied by Culture Minister Jose Guirao.
The kings greeted each other with a relaxed handshake and an embrace, before ascending into the palace on the red carpet that had been laid out.
Inside, they briefly posed for the photographers before a private lunch.
After the lunch both kings set off to Amsterdam to see the exhibition at the Rijksmuseum.
Spainís Culture Minister Guirao met with his Dutch counterpart, Ingrid van Engelshoven at The Hague.
The exhibit, which opens to the public on Friday, is one of the highlight events marking the 350th anniversary of the death of the Dutch Master.
The last time the Spanish king visited the Netherlands was in April 2017 when, alongside Queen Letizia, he went to celebrated Willem-Alexanderís 50th birthday.
The Spanish royals were also present at Alexander-Willemís coronation on 30 April 2013, when they were the Prince and Princess of Asturias.