Queens Day in the Netherlands

May 9, 2012

Every year on April 30th the country of the Netherlands celebrates Queens Day in honor of Queen Juliana who is the predecessor to the current Queen Beatrix.  Queen Beatrix’s birthday is on January 31st but to keep with the tradition of celebrating Queen’s Day outdoors in the springtime when the weather is nice, Queen Beatrix elected to begin celebrating her birthday on the day of her mother’s birth, April 30th.

My friend moved to Amsterdam approximately one and a half years ago to start a business and this year was his second Queen’s Day celebration.  He sent me these photos and gave me permission to post them:

Also, I found this video on YouTube:

Links about Queen’s Day:

www.timeanddate.com informative website

www.iamsterdam.com webpage

Wikipedia

Google images

Youtube videos