On behalf of Mister Dutchie, we would like to wish everyone a happy King’s Day! Enjoy the festivities and celebrate the rich culture and traditions of the Netherlands.
Today, the whole country turns orange with flea markets, concerts, and other celebrations. While it used to be called Queen’s Day and celebrated on April 30th, it has since been changed to King’s Day on April 27th. Despite this change, tourists still occasionally make the mistake of arriving in Amsterdam fully dressed in orange on April 30th.
King’s Day is a national holiday in the Netherlands, celebrated in honor of the Dutch monarch’s birthday. The day is marked by various festivities throughout the country, including flea markets where people sell their second-hand items, street parties, and live music performances. It is a day when the Dutch people come together to celebrate their national identity and culture.
In addition to the celebrations, King’s Day is also a time when the Dutch people reflect on the history and significance of their monarchy. The Dutch monarchy is one of the oldest in Europe, with a history dating back to the 16th century. Today, the monarchy remains an important symbol of the Netherlands’ identity as a nation.
While the celebrations on King’s Day are primarily focused on the Dutch people, the holiday has also become a popular tourist attraction. Visitors from all over the world come to experience the unique culture and traditions of the Netherlands on this special day.