Did you know that Dutch people celebrate Koningsdag, the Birthday of the King, on April 27th?

This national holiday was celebrated for the first time in the 19th century, when on August 31 of 1885, the fifth birthday of Princess Wilhelmina was commemorated. At that time, it became known as the Princess’ Day. After her father’s death, King William III, it was renamed Queen’s Day.

During Koningsdag, there is music, street parties and flea markets throughout the country to celebrate King Willem Alexander’s birthday. The Dutch Royal Family belongs to the House of Oranje and for that reason, everyone dresses up in orange clothes and cities and towns are decorated with the same colour.

It is possibly the most fun Dutch party. Do not forget, every April 27, Holland is waiting for you to cheers with Oranjebitter, an orange liqueur!

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