Happy Queensday!

queensdayHolland will be dressed in orange today!  Because of the origins of our queen (she’s from the House of Orange), our national colour is orange.  Not the deep terra cotta kind of orange, but just plain, nice and bright orange!  And once a year, in honour of the queen, we celebrate Queensday.  We take the day off, dress in the appropriate color (ALL of us!), and hit the streets to find treasures at the many flee-markets on the streets. Amsterdam’s biggest park, the Vondelpark, is dedicated to kids today.
Even Dutchmen abroad will wear something orange today, so see if you can spot them on the streets!

Happy Queensday!

xxx Esther


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Emilie
April 30, 2009

Happy Queen’s Day to the Dutch!


Courtney
April 30, 2009

Happy Queensday!
Hope you have a great day.
xx


April 30, 2009

I was so sad to hear about the tragedy in the Netherlands today – thinking of you and your countryman!


Esther
May 2, 2009

It’s just awful. Such a sick man, ruining this event for now and the future. Sad indeed.


Emilie
May 2, 2009

It is a real tragedy, it was really sad to read about that.


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