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3 Reasons To Like The Dutch Monarchy Posted by on Apr 27, 2018

Yesterday, we looked at three reasons to dislike the Dutch monarchy. It is expensive, not transparent, useless… So pragmatic! What do proponents think? Today, on the verjaardag van de koning (the King’s birthday), we will look at 3 reasons to like the Dutch monarchy! 1. Verbindt mensen! Having a koning (king) makes people feel connected, as he is the…

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3 Reasons To Dislike The Dutch Monarchy Posted by on Apr 26, 2018

Tomorrow, Koning Willem-Alexander can blow out 51 kaarsjes (candles)! And the whole country is going to celebrate it along with him. Right? No. There are some people opposed to the king. And just this week, negative voices have raised again. Why? Here are three, non-exhaustive, reasons why having a koningshuis (royal house) may not be such a wonderful idea, according to tegenstanders (opponents)…

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Tens of thousands of Dutchies threaten to leave the country Posted by on Apr 28, 2013

Tens of thousands of Dutch citizens are in an uproar over something so heinous that they’re threatening to leave the country if something is not done about it. What could be so utterly terrible, so unfathomably unjust, so unpatriotic that it would evoke such a strong reaction among the Dutch people? It’s tyranny! No, it’s…

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Get Into the Orange Party Spirit Posted by on Apr 14, 2011

Photo Credit: Holland.com

Queen’s Day – the once a year event where everyone covers their immediate surroundings (including themselves) in orange, drags out their unwanted possessions to sell at the free market and for many, consumes large amounts of alcohol.  If you aren’t able to catch a flight to the Netherlands and live in the United Kingdom, then…

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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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