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Blog tagged : netherlands

Kingsday Festival Amsterdam

3 feb. 2015 16:17:56

When it comes to donning the orange and celebrating Kingsday, Amsterdam is always at the heart of the festival. From the flea markets to the canal boat parade, there are a host of activities taking place each year and new events being added all the time. Read all about the "Kingsday Festival in Amsterdam"

As the date comes closer, the exact details of what is happening when will be announced and ti...

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Kingsday 2015 in Amsterdam

31 jan. 2015 14:21:47

When it comes to celebrating the Kingsday holiday, one of the top places to visit across the Netherlands is Amsterdam. The Amsterdam city has been at the heart of the holiday for many years and continues to be one of the most popular tourist spots for 2015.

What is Kingsday?
Kingsday started out as Princess’s Day back in 1885 when a prominent newspaper editor suggested a celebration of the birth of ...

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Kingsdag FAQ

30 jan. 2015 16:25:30

In this F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) why try to answer the most common question related to Kingsday. If you are planning a visit to the Netherlands during KIngsday you will find your answers here.

FAQ 1: When is Kingsday?
The holiday takes place on the 27th April, unless this date happens to fall on a Sunday, in which case the holiday is celebrated on the 26th April

Kingsday FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ 2: What is the origin o...

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Why Wear Orange on Kingsday?

29 jan. 2015 12:43:27

When it comes to celebrating Kingsday on 27th April one of the biggest traditions is to wear orange. But why is orange so strongly associated with Kingsday and with the Netherlands in general? After all, the national flag is red, white and blue. In its most basic form, the answer is simple; orange is the colour of the Dutch royal family, whose ancestors were part of the House of Orange.

House of Or...

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Where to Go on Kingsday

28 jan. 2015 11:56:33

Kingsday is being celebrated on 27th April this year to commemorate the birthday of King Willem-Alexander. As well as bringing out the bright orange outfits to commemorate the day, there are countless different events and activities to get involved with. Here is a selection of them to inspire you.

Where to Go on Kingsday: Flea Market
As usual, Amsterdam is the heart of the festival and one of the bi...

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When it comes to special holidays in the Netherlands, Kingsday is one of the most prominent. Known as Koningsdag in Dutch, it is celebrated on 27th April, unless this falls on a Sunday then celebrated the day before. It currently marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander. Read all about Kingsday in the Netherlands.

Traditions during Kingsday in the Netherlands
Kingsday is described as the biggest fes...

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Who Is King in the Netherlands?

22 dec. 2014 14:04:13

The King in the Netherlands is Willem-Alexander who was born in Utrecht to Princess Beatrix and Claus von Amsberg (German diplomat) on 27th April 1967. Countries of the Netherlands (including the Caribbean Netherlands), Curacao, Aruba, and Saint Maarten all come under his kingship. He heads the Dutch royal house and the House of Amsberg as well.

Who is king in the netherlands (dutch)

Life and Education
William was the eldest child among ...

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What Is Kings Day in the Netherlands

22 dec. 2014 13:59:49

The King’s Day in Amsterdam’s (Netherlands) streets invites festivity. Orange is everywhere in the city. Locals and visitors join together to celebrate this day and fill Amsterdam’s air with fun because it’s the year’s major street party. Citywide there is an atmosphere of party, music, fun, enthusiasm and the orange pride.

What Is the History of King’s Day (Queen’s Day) in the Netherlands?
King’s D...

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Geplaatst in Kingsday door Sean Heukels

Every year on April 27th (or the 26th if the 27th falls on a Sunday) millions of people in the Netherlands celebrate the country’s national day – Kingsday. Over a million people take to the streets of Amsterdam alone. If you’re lucky enough to be there, then you’ll witness one of the craziest and busiest events to take place on the planet. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your da...

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Kingsday in the Netherlands

18 dec. 2014 18:16:19

The orange crazy days, or "oranjegekte" in Dutch, returns to Netherlands every year on April 27th, when millions of revelers wearing head-to-toe orange will hit the streets across the nation to celebrate Kingsday (King's day).

Kingsday in the Netherlands
The Dutch royal occasion has been celebrated for over 100 years and formally known as the Queen's birthday it is now the annual official celebratio...

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