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

5 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Emilie | April 30, 2009 | Reply

Happy Queen’s Day to the Dutch!

2. Courtney | April 30, 2009 | Reply

Happy Queensday!
Hope you have a great day.
xx

3. Justyn | April 30, 2009 | Reply

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

4. Esther | May 2, 2009 | Reply

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

5. Emilie | May 2, 2009 | Reply

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

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