King's Day Celebration
In 2013, Willem-Alexander became the first King of the Netherlands in 123 years. Consequently, from 2014 onward the name has been changed from Queen's Day to King's Day. Queen's Day was always celebrated on April 30th (birthday of his grandmother prinses Juliana), King's Day is celebrated on April 27, which is the birthday of Willem-Alexander.
NAAM is celebrating King’s day this year on Sunday, April 30 from 2pm to 5pm at the Danish American Center. Come and join us for some ‘’orange craziness’’!
Wear your orange, get tickets for our raffle and win a sjoelbak or dutch treats, eat fresh stroopwafels made by Colin on site, taste Dutch apple tart freshly made by the Bake Bike and come and see his ‘bakfiets’, have an ‘oranje bitter’ toast with our Consul Marc All and listen to a short presentation from the Boekenwurm children. We have food, wine, dutch beer, dutch music, socializing and activities for the kids! The event and tasting is free for members but bring your wallet if you like to win prizes or buy a tart and stroopwafels to take home. NON MEMBERS are Welcome too!!! No need to be a ‘Dutchie'!
King's Day is the biggest national event in Holland. Everything and everyone turns orange and celebrates on King's Day. You will find music shows, fairs, flea markets and parties throughout the country.
It is also an opportunity for "orange madness" or oranjegekte, for the national color, when the normally strait-laced Dutch let down their hair,often dyed orange for the occasion (Holland.com/Wikipedia)
This event is free for NAAM members. Non-members pay a fee of $8 for adults and $4 for children age 4 and up.