Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander (R), his wife Crown Princess Maxima and Queen Beatrix (C) of the Netherlands arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of the Queen and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the
Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander (R), his wife Crown Princess Maxima and Queen Beatrix (C) of the Netherlands arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of the Queen and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attended a gala dinner on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum.

Royal couples from Europe and beyond were invited to the occasion, following which she will officially pass the crown on to her son Prince Willem-Alexander.

Previously, the 75-year-old ruler thanked the Dutch people for their "heart-warming displays of affection" in a televised speech.  

"Now that my oldest son is to take over this fine and responsible job tomorrow, it is my deep wish that the new royal couple will feel themselves supported by your loving trust," she said, "I am convinced that Willem-Alexander will apply himself with true devotion for everything a good king is obliged to do."

The monarch also paid tribute to her late husband, Prince Claus, who died in 2002. 

"Prince Claus brought our House (Of Orange) closer to this time," she said, "Possibly history will show that the choice of this husband was my best decision."

Willem-Alexander's wife Princess Maxima, a former investment banker from Argentina, will be queen. 

Queen Beatrix announced her intention to step aside in January after more than 33 years on the throne. She ascended to the throne in 1980, following the abdication of her mother Juliana at the age of 71-years-old. 

Scroll down to take a look at the royals who attended the event...

Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander (R), his wife Crown Princess Maxima and Queen Beatrix (C) of the Netherlands arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of the Queen and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013
Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander (R), his wife Crown Princess Maxima and Queen Beatrix (C) of the Netherlands arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of the Queen and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013Reuters
Prince Charles (L) and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.
Prince Charles (L) and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.Reuters
Dutch Princess Irene (R) and Princess Marijke, sister of Queen Beatrix, arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of the Queen and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.
Dutch Princess Irene (R) and Princess Marijke, sister of Queen Beatrix, arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of the Queen and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.Reuters
Dutch Prince Constantijn (C), his wife Princess Laurentien (R) and Princess Mabel arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.
Dutch Prince Constantijn (C), his wife Princess Laurentien (R) and Princess Mabel arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.Reuters
Spanish Princess Letizia (L) holds the arm of her husband Crown Prince Felipe as they arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.
Spanish Princess Letizia (L) holds the arm of her husband Crown Prince Felipe as they arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.Reuters
Prince Albert II (L) of Monaco arrives with Luxembourg's Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume (R) and his wife Princess Stephanie at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.
Prince Albert II (L) of Monaco arrives with Luxembourg's Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume (R) and his wife Princess Stephanie at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.Reuters
Luxembourg's Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume (R) and his wife Princess Stephanie arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.
Luxembourg's Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume (R) and his wife Princess Stephanie arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.Reuters
Morocco's Princess Lalla Salma arrives at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.
Morocco's Princess Lalla Salma arrives at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.Reuters
Brunei's Crown Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah (L) and his wife Pengiran Anak Sarah arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.
Brunei's Crown Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah (L) and his wife Pengiran Anak Sarah arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.Reuters
Crown Prince Alois of Liechtenstein (R) and Princess Sophie arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.
Crown Prince Alois of Liechtenstein (R) and Princess Sophie arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.Reuters
Norway's Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon (R) arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.
Norway's Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon (R) arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.Reuters
Crown Princess Victoria (C) of Sweden, her husband Prince Daniel (L) and Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.
Crown Princess Victoria (C) of Sweden, her husband Prince Daniel (L) and Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.Reuters
Belgian Crown Prince Philippe (R) and his wife Crown Princess Mathilde arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.
Belgian Crown Prince Philippe (R) and his wife Crown Princess Mathilde arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.Reuters
Jordan's Prince Hassan Bin Talal (R) and his wife Princess Sarvath El Hassan bin Talal arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.
Jordan's Prince Hassan Bin Talal (R) and his wife Princess Sarvath El Hassan bin Talal arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.Reuters
Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and his wife Nane (R) arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.
Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and his wife Nane (R) arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.Reuters
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge (R) and his wife Anne Rogge arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge (R) and his wife Anne Rogge arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.Reuters
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy (R) and his wife Geertrui Windels arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy (R) and his wife Geertrui Windels arrive at a gala dinner organised on the eve of the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the inauguration of her successor King Willem-Alexander at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam April 29, 2013.Reuters