In the Dutch royal family sent 100 000 tulip bulbs to Ottawa in gratitude for Canadians having sheltered Princess Juliana and her daughters for the preceding three years during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands in the Second World War
Queen Wilhelmina wearing her Wedding Gift Sapphire and Diamond Tiara - 1901 - gift by the people ot the Netherlands for her wedding - over 800 sapphires and diamonds - large square-cut diamond in the center from the Golkanda mine in India
Dutch Royal Jewels - Queen Emma's star tiara - This is the Pearl Button Tiara base with Queen Emma's diamond star brooches attached. Now worn by Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. She also wears the brooches seperately on occassion.
The painting Girl with a Pearl Earring (Dutch: Het Meisje met de Parel). circa oil on canvas, is one of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's masterworks and uses a pearl earring for a focal point. The painting is kept in the Mauritshuis gallery in The Hague.