"I'm very happy. It's my birthday and I can celebrate it together with so many people," Willem-Alexander told national broadcaster NOS as he walked through the crowded streets. "The whole of Tilburg is like a warm bath."
"This terrible disaster has left a deep wound in our society," a somber King Willem-Alexander said after a private meeting with the next of kin. "The scar will be visible and tangible for years to come."