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Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day) in Amsterdam Posted by on May 1, 2010

This year for Koninginnedag I spent the day wandering around Amsterdam. Actually, I did this last year as well, since I live here, but I think the pictures from this year came out better.  So for those of you who might have missed it, here’s a little bit of Koninginnedag to brighten your day. Our…

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The Fun Side of the Dutch Monarchy Posted by on Apr 29, 2010

With Koninginnedag right around the corner, I figured it would be appropriate to give my (albeit foreign) perspective on the Dutch monarchy.  We already have a great post from last year written about Koninginnedag traditions, so if you’re interested, check it out here. One of the more unique aspects of the Dutch monarchy, as opposed…

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Queen’s Day Posted by on Apr 29, 2009

Koninginnedag is Queen’s Day in the Netherlands. It’s a national holiday and celebrated towards the end of April. It’s a day of Saamhorigheid or national unity and pride. One this day the people of the Netherlands are proud of being Dutch and are proud of having the Dutch royal family represent them. The key event…

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