Yeeeehaaaaah the favorite day of us Dutchies!!!!
On Queensday the birth of our beloved Queen Juliana is celebrated, and to the
Dutch that’s one of the biggest celebrations in the year! Queen Beatrix, now
wearing the crown, decided to keep April 30th as the party date for our Queens’
birthdays. April 30st will be on a Sunday in 2006, day of rest, peace and
reflection. Uhm, not very suitable on Queensday, and for that reason
celebrations will be on
Saturday April 29th this year!
The royal madness will take of on Queensnight, the 28th of April when orange
colored crowds start to take over the city streets. There will be open stages
with live music, DJ’s everywhere around and numerous crazy parties organized in
bars and clubs all over the Netherlands!
When the night tiptoes into day, Queensday pulls in on the 29th of April.
Especially Amsterdam, Den Haag and Utrecht will have huge crowds gathering in
streets and parks and cruising through canals in tiny boats! There will be a
‘vrijmarkt’ a market for anyone and everyone to sell their attic crap, old
clothes and ‘whatever you can think of stuff’ in the streets: There’s always
something there for you! Again, bands and DJ’s will be playing on every street
corner blasting their hearts out! At night, parties rave on in the bigger
The great celebrations of the Queen’s birthday will not only take place in the
bigger cities. Also smaller cities like Noordwijk will have the bars and clubs
packed with rocking orange! During the day you can experience a true Dutch
Queenie day with a market and a fair.
To come and party with the Dutch, just dress orange, feel orange and make sure
you book your bed in time!