Dutch term – Koninkrijk

Koninkrijk means kingdom.

The Netherlands was the Dutch Republic until 1795, when the French occupied the country. It became the Kingdom of Holland in 1806, with Louis Napoleon as its first king. It was part of the French empire from 1810 to 1813. After the defeat of the French, it became the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1813. The House of Orange has supplied the monarchs ever since.

Kings of Holland

  • Louis Napoleon (1806-1810)

Kings and Queens of the Netherlands

King Willem I in his coronation robes. Credits: Wikimedia Commons (public domain)

  • Willem I (1813-1840)
  • Willem II (1840-1849)
  • William III (1849-1889)
  • Wilhelmina (1890-1948)
  • Juliana (1948-1980)
  • Beatrix (1980-2013)
  • Willem-Alexander (2013-present).
About Yvette Hoitink

Yvette Hoitink, CG®, QG™ is a professional genealogist in the Netherlands. She holds the Certified Genealogist credential from the Board for Certification of Genealogists and has a post-graduate diploma in Family and Local History from the University of Dundee. She has been doing genealogy for over 30 years and helps people from across the world find their ancestors in the Netherlands. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.

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