Ferry Corsten Was Inducted Into The Order Of Oranje-Nassau By The Dutch Royal Family

CAPELLE AAN DEN IJSSEL – 26-04-2022, Ferry Corsten krijgt een lintje, © Jan Kok – Boomerang Fotografie, foto/credit: Jan Kok

Famed Dutch Trance DJ Ferry Corsten has been given one of the Dutch Royal Family’s highest honors: The Order Of Oranje-Nassau. Similar to being knighted by the British Royal Family, those in The Order Of Oranje-Nassau have made significant cultural contributions to their country and beyond.

Corsten is the third Dutch DJ to receive the honor followed by Armin Van Buuren in 2011 and Tiësto in 2003. Peter Oskam, the mayor of Capelle aan den IJssel, led a surprise ceremony in the city on behalf of King Willem-Alexander.

“I can’t put into words how much of an honour being presented with this award is for me. As a passionately proud Dutch native and as an artist who has just wanted to share all the beautiful sides of dance music with the world since day one. To be recognised by the Dutch Royal family means so much. Thank you,” said Corsten when accepting the award on stage.

Next month, Corsten will embark on his “What The F” tour that will see him play music spanning his entire career. Now those shows are sure to be extra special as he celebrates this incredible honor with dance floors all over the world.

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