The Dutch royal, 46, looked striking in a monochrome burgundy ensemble as attended the opening of a new travelling exhibition, Top Ten on Tour.
Taking a sartorial risk, the mother-of-three paired a wide-brimmed wine-coloured hat with a fitted red lace mini dress and co-ordinating heels for the occasion.
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Queen Maxima, 46, looked sensational in deep red dress and accessories in The Hague
The Dutch royal looked to be in good spirits as she attended the opening of the exhibition
Keeping to the colour scheme, Maxima accessorised with a red leather clutch bag and carried a pair of leather gloves in the same shade.
Her long blonde hair was pulled back under her hat in a sleek updo to reveal heavy gem stone drop earrings in pink and contrasting green.
The royal, who is married to King Willem-Alexander, expertly navigated the cobbled street in her thin-heeleed suede shoes as she teetered into the gallery.
Maxima sported a natural glow and added a soft pink lipstick so not to overpower the outfit.
She spent time meeting staff and posed for photos with some of the artwork in the exhibition.
Waving to fans who waited to greet her, Maxima carried a pair of matching gloves
Maxima laughs with gallery members as the paintings are revealed at the gallery
The queen and her three daughters made headlines this week when they posed for a photoshoot to mark her husband’s 50th birthday earlier this year.
Shot on April 18, The Dutch queen consort, appears alongside the young Princesses in the new series of close-up portraits shot by renowned photographer Erwin Olaf.
The images have this week been released to the public by the Royal House of the Netherlands and are currently on display at a museum in Oss.
The Dutch royal even matched her drop gemstone earrings with her deep red outfit
Pretty as a picture: Maxima poses with artwork that will be touring around for the exhibition
Máxima was born in Argentina and married into the Dutch royal family in 2002, three years after meeting her husband-to-be in Seville, Spain.
Despite reportedly having no inkling that Willem-Alexander was heir to the throne when the pair first met, she eventually became Queen consort when her husband ascended to the throne.
Willem-Alexander became king after his mother, Beatrix, abdicated in April 2013 after 33 years as reigning monarch.
Queen Maxima with her husb
and King Willem-Alexander, and their daughters (left to right) Princesses Alexia, Ariane and Amalia during a visit to Argentina in 2014