Koninginnedag Comes Early This Year

On the 30th April every year, the Dutch celebrate the late Queen Juliana’s birthday. This is Queen’s day (Koninginnedag). It’s really an excuse for a big party that will happen throughout the Netherlands. Because the 30th April falls on a Sunday this year, the celebrations are being brought forward to the 29th.
 
Tomorrow, weather permitting, we’ll be cycling around part of a 44 kilometre circuit that takes in a series of art exhibitions in the locality. Then on Sunday we’ll be joining our new neighbours for the local Koninginnedag party, which, to confuse everyone, is actually being held on the 30th instead of the 29th. I’m sure it made sense to someone…   

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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One Response to Koninginnedag Comes Early This Year

  1. kelly says:

    HELLO OLD CHAPPY, ALTHOUGH NOT AS OLD AS I.
    57
    67
    77
    87
    98…O NO THE PATTERN MESSED UP. I AM 97.
    GOOD HOUSE.
    DO YOU LIKE GERKINS?
    I DO I DO I DO I DOO

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