Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day) in Holland!

It’s right around the corner!

This coming Friday, April 30th, brings one of the largest traditional Dutch holidays, Koninginnedag.  The largest celebration is in Amsterdam, where they celebrate with Vrijmarkt (“free market”).  Vrijmarkt lets everyone bring out their second-hand goods to sell all over the street, additional to commercial traders who also use this day to profit.  The beauty of Vrijmarkt is that there are no taxes to pay!

Other activities include: children’s festivities, individual musical performances and open air concerts.  The preceding night is known as Koninginnenacht, greatly celebrated in Amsterdam, The Hague and in Utrecht by having many bars and clubs open throughout the night for revelers to party to the following day.

Koninginnedag celebrates the birthday of the Queen of the Netherlands and is national day of unity and “togetherness”.  The original tradition started in August 31, 1885 with Queen Wilhelmina’s birthday followed by various other queens with birthdays on the 30th or 31st of various months.

In addition to the celebration in Holland, our Dutch bikes will be at Supper Club in San Francisco on Friday the 30th for their Queen’s Day celebration.  In addition to dinner that night, Supper Club is hosting the afterparty in honor of this Dutch holiday.  RSVP on their website if interested, come see our bikes there!

Our Bakfiets will also be at the Dutch Consulate THIS FRIDAY for Queen’s Day!  (April 30th).  The Dutch Consulate is located at:

NETHERLANDS CONSULATE-GENERAL IN SAN FRANCISCO
One Montgomery Street, Suite 3100
San Francisco, CA 94104

HAPPY KONINGINNEDAG!


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