Queens Day (konninginnedag) 2012


You can’t miss it, on Queens Day April 30, in Amsterdam everything is different. It’s a unique mixture of a carnival, festival, street party and free market all in one. On top of that most people are dressed in orange, everybody takes part, from babies to very old people and the whole happening lasts more than 24 hours. (It starts the night before: Queens night.)

Some tips:

  • If you need to travel to or in Amsterdam, use public transport and make sure to check the website (and be prepared for delays).

  • An alternative for the busy city centre go to the Vondelpark where the kids sell their toys and other stuff they don’t want any more. Or go to the Bredeweg in the eastern part of Amsterdam; also crowded but with a very sympathetic atmosphere

  • And the obvious one: to enjoy Queens Day you must not hate crowds.

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Of course Amsterdam isn't the only place where we celebrate Koninginnedag.
This day is always celebrated on the 30th of April every year. This was the real birthday of our former Queen "Juliana". As an honour to her mother our present Queen "Beatrix" kept the same date. Well thought of because her birthday is the 30th of January which can be rather cold.

This here above is the city the queen visited this year. She visits 2 cities in The Netherlands. She's the older lady with the hat. You'll recognize her. The younger people around her are the Royal Princes and Princesses. Her younger sister is there too.
Queens Day on the Canals in Amsterdam:


Afterparty in Arnhem

For all to see: we have fun!
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51-55, M
Dec 3, 2012