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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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What else to do on King’s Day in Groningen? Goudkantoor
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What else to do on King’s Day in Groningen?

What to do in Groningen as soon as the Dutch royal family has left the city at the end of the King’s Day celebrations 2018? Knowing the fans they’d love to have something to eat and to drink first. Lots of possibilities in the city centre. My favourites would be (if they’re open): Dinercafé Soestdijk. De […]

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Preview – King’s Day in Groningen (5) Soestdijk
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Preview – King’s Day in Groningen (5)

No other choice on King’s Day in Groningen, The Netherlands, on 27 April 2018 than to lead the Dutch royal family through the Oude Kijk in ‘t Jatstraat and the Stoeldraaierstraat to the Vismarkt. The streets have a few nice, somewhat alternative shops, but for shopping people it is usually not really the main choice. […]

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Preview – King’s Day in Groningen (4)
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Preview – King’s Day in Groningen (4)

The Grote Markt is the main square in the middle of the city of Groningen, The Netherlands. After leaving the Martini Church this is where the Dutch royals walk to on King’s Day on 27 April 2018. Once presumably a wonderful square, I’ve never found it very beautiful. In the aftermath of World War II […]

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Preview – King’s Day in Groningen (3)
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Preview – King’s Day in Groningen (3)

After the start of King’s Day 2018 on 27 April at the Prinsenhof in Groningen, The Netherlands, the Dutch royal family will visit the Martini Church. It’s distinctive tower is the heart of the centre of the city already for centuries. Here the royals will be met with culture and art. Hopefully they will also […]

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