Tag: King’s Day

No King’s Day 2020 – How to celebrate anyway?
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No King’s Day 2020 – How to celebrate anyway?

King’s Day 2020 will be more different than ever. The last time the royal visit on that day (Queen’s Day at the time) was cancelled was in 2001, when because of foot-and-mouth disease the royals couldn’t visit Hoogeveen and Meppel. It was possible to celebrate in some other parts of the country, but the royals […]

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A Canadian at King’s Day 2019
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A Canadian at King’s Day 2019

Today I have a guest writer on this blog. Some days before King’s Day I met Loretta in Groningen. I know there are lots of foreign royalty watchers who say they should come one day for King’s Day … Loretta did! All the way from Canada, and she was so kind writing me a report […]

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King’s Day ready
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King’s Day ready

Sorry, I will not be in Amersfoort tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean I am not ready for King’s Day. Got some orange cookies with a crown from the supermarket, and just bought a “koningsbrood” (King’s bread) at the bakery. I have two paper crowns, so what else do I need? I shouldn’t forget to put […]

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Oranje-expert in the theatre on the occasion of King’s Day Oscar near the Eemplein, 31 March 2019
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Oranje-expert in the theatre on the occasion of King’s Day

What would you do when you’re one of the most known royalty-watchers of the Netherlands and after many, many Queen’s and King’s Days elsewhere in the country, the royal family finally comes to your home town? Oscar Meijer from Amersfoort became especially known, because for years he offered Queen Beatrix liquorice at Queen’s Day. Being […]

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9 Days to go until King’s Day in Amersfoort Mariënhof
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9 Days to go until King’s Day in Amersfoort

No Koningsdag (King’s Day) for me this year, unlike 2018 when they visited my home town of Groningen. I will watch TV this year. However I did visit Amersfoort on the last day of March to have a look at the route of the royal family. I was accompanied by a long time friend from […]

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King’s Day 2018 in Groningen – Vismarkt
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King’s Day 2018 in Groningen – Vismarkt

King’s Day 2018 in Groningen, The Netherlands, on 27 April 2018 – the 5th edition since Willem-Alexander became King of the Netherlands – ended at the Vismarkt. In 2004 the royals took the opposite direction: they startet at the Vismarkt and ended at the Grote Markt. Good that there was another route this time, with […]

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King’s Day 2018 in Groningen – Posing Royals
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King’s Day 2018 in Groningen – Posing Royals

With King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and their daughters Amalia, Alexia and Ariane hardly visible on the side of the town hall, I decided to focus on the other family members attending King’s Day in Groningen, The Netherlands, on Friday. The passage was rather narrow, so they simply had to pass me. I think some colleagues […]

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King’s Day 2018 in Groningen – Grote Markt
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King’s Day 2018 in Groningen – Grote Markt

Even as media you have to be patient nowadays when attending King’s Day in the Netherlands. I was at several Queen’s Day celebrations, but to be honest this year was my very first King’s Day. Lucky for me, because of my health, the Dutch royal family visited my city this year. Groningen coloured orange more […]

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