Queensday in Holland
Queensday in Holland Reviews
Queensday in Holland - A MUST!!! Aug 31, 2008
First a little history:
In 1980, as a mark of respect for her mother, Queen Beatrix announced that Koninginnedag would continue to be celebrated on 30 April. She did, however, change the way in which it is celebrated, by attending the festivities in one or two different places each year.
It's an Orange thing!
It's an Orange thing! The prevalent color, symbolizing national and royal pride, stems from the royal family name - The Family Nassau, House of Orange.
Then some facts:
In the spirit of the day, you'll find most people wear something orange, while others are decked head to foot in orange.
Trading laws are lifted for the day so anyone can sell whatever they want on the street, and the whole place becomes the most outrageous flea-market. Music pumps out of sound systems and stages spring up through the city playing jazz, classical music and the latest dance tunes. The canals heave with party boats as up to two million people invade Amsterdam. Some over 800.000 people visit, only Amsterdam, per year.
Typically, many children sell their cast-off toys and clothes while entrepreneurs sell food, beverages and almost anything else imaginable. Prices tend to be very negotiable and drop as the day progresses.
It is great fun.
Mangle with the people, get drunk (I will), or just enjoy yourselfs.
If you ever have the opertunity, go to holland arround the 30th of april.
The biggest festifal and party Holland has.
1 day a country united. Doesn't happend much in Holland.
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