The tribute, during which King Willem-Alexander was accompanied by visiting Polish President Andrzej Duda, took place at a military cemetery in Breda. It was followed by a military parade.
Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda, President Andrzej Duda and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands during a military parade in the northern Dutch city of Breda on Tuesday. Photo: PAP/Wojciech Olkuśnik
The commemorative events were held 75 years after Polish soldiers liberated Breda from German occupation on October 29, 1944. Photo: PAP/Wojciech Olkuśnik
The commemorations marked 75 years since the Dutch city was liberated by the 1st Polish Armoured Division under Gen. Stanislaw Maczek on October 29, 1944.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Dutch royal couple gave a luncheon in honour of the Polish presidential couple at the Royal Palace in The Hague.
Poland and the Netherlands this year mark the centennial of diplomatic relations.
While in the Netherlands, the Polish president is expected to discuss a range of bilateral and European policy issues with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday.
A multimedia exhibition entitled Armoured Wings has toured cities across Belgium to commemorate Polish soldiers who helped liberate the country from German occupation during World War II.