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Marengo 11-06-2012 05:47 AM

Koningsdag 2014-2020
It was just announced that Koninginnedag 2013 will be celebrated in De Rijp and in Amstelveen, in the province of Noord-Holland.

Koningin viert Koninginnedag in NH - NOS Nieuws

Marengo 01-28-2013 04:22 PM

Postponed due to the adication and enthronement. The new date will be April 26th 2014.

Marengo 03-13-2014 03:26 PM

Princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane will not participate during this event.

Quite understandable IMO. Kingsday with 1000s of over enthousiastic people screaming for photographs, handshakes and expecting you to join & like each and everything in the programme may be a bit much for small children.

Around 10 members of the RF are expected to attend. So I assume it will be the king, queen, and princes Constantijn, Maurits, PC and Floris + spouses. I am not sure about Anita since she seems to still have some problems with walking.

The traditional Queensday concert at Noordeinde palace has been changed. This time the concert will be in Haarlem.

It will probably be the last King's Day in this style. Next year another format wouldn't be too surprising. The security costs have become very high.

Marengo 03-24-2014 01:32 PM

Prof van Vollenhoven told 'Blauw Bloed' that he will be attending this kings day too. As he says they want to 'close this way of celebrating this day together'. So I suppose that leaves the door open to Beatrix participating too.

It is quite clear that next year will be a different concept. I can't imagine they will be walking around in a village/city anymore. The security costs became too high. Perhaps a concert on an alternating town square each year.

Lee-Z 03-24-2014 01:41 PM

I could imagine with the children and the big family the former idea of the 'defile' (at Soestdijk) was probably easier to handle. I don't think that'll ever come back though :flowers:

Marengo 04-03-2014 03:40 PM

I don't think a defile will be reintroduced again either. At least not of the RF sitting on a platform with 'the people' passing and putting flowers at their feet.

According to the governor of the province of Noord-Holland, the entire RF will attend except Princess Mabel. Even Beatrix, Pieter, Margriet, Bernhard (!) and Annette. Nice that they can finish this style of the national day with each other.

MissByrd 04-03-2014 04:05 PM

I can understand all the security issues in today's world. But the Defiles in the past are a pleasure to see on YouTube. The Defile of 1969 shows an adorable Prince Wilhelm kissing Prince Maurits on the forehead. And 1976 has all the little adorable.

Marengo 04-26-2014 02:35 AM

A cafe in amsterdam each year has a funny image of a royal on the facade. This time it is queen maxima as miley cyrus: Máxima als Miley Cyrus aan voorgevel Blaffende Vis - AT5 Nieuws

Marengo 04-26-2014 04:02 AM

They just arrived. Watch it online here : NOS Koningshuis - Livestream - NOS Koningsdag

QUEENECE29 04-26-2014 04:54 AM

Happy Birthday King Willem-Alexander
Netherlands national day “King Day” April 25, was celebrated with a reception at the Grand Hotel Gaziantep in 2014.
Netherlands Ambassador Ron Keller, Mrs. Keller took care of the guests attending the reception.
Honorary Consul of the Netherlands in Gaziantep Bora Tezel was a great host.

news and photos for Koningsdag

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An Ard Ri 04-26-2014 05:48 AM

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An Ard Ri 04-26-2014 05:50 AM


Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 1660572)
They just arrived. Watch it online here : NOS Koningshuis - Livestream - NOS Koningsdag

Looks like a gorgeous Spring morning in Amsterdam,Happy King's Day!

wartenberg7 04-26-2014 06:20 AM


Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 1660556)
A cafe in amsterdam each year has a funny image of a royal on the facade. This time it is queen maxima as miley cyrus: Máxima als Miley Cyrus aan voorgevel Blaffende Vis - AT5 Nieuws

OMG! How tasteless...:ermm:

Very surprised to see Prcss Beatrix! Did Juliana also attend during the first years of her daughters reign?

principessa 04-26-2014 06:39 AM

I love the fact, that the first koningsdag happens at my birthday.

And it is so good to see Prince Bernhard.

MagMil 04-26-2014 06:47 AM

The girls are fenomenal...cute good surprise

wartenberg7 04-26-2014 06:59 AM

I don´t know if my dutch is good enough, but I understood Prince Floris saying to a reporter that this was the last King´s Day in this particular way...?! (he was asked if he was sorry that this is the last time)
I think the format introduced during Beatrix´reign was a very democratic one, so to speak. Everyone present was, more or less, able to mingle with the Royals and to join in.
I wonder how they will do it in the future without letting a feeling comin´up of "they-behind-the-barrier-and-us-over-here"?

Lee-Z 04-26-2014 07:19 AM

The fact that the 3-A's were there was a big surprise to everyone apparently...the commentators had just mentioned that it was about time that Amalia should be introduced as the next-in-line. Different from the other european RF's the 3-A children are kept very much out of the public eye, so the general public don't really know them and have some difficulty in remembering who is who...(not helped by the fact that when they do appear in public they were the same outfit)
So hopefully in the next years we will see more of them...

cdm 04-26-2014 07:52 AM

Indeed a very lovely surprise to see the little princesses.

And as always it's fun to see the spontaneous Van Vollenhove family.
Princess Annette especially, she participated in a few games and won some!

I always love the little interviews they give during the walkabouts.
A pity Beatrix didn't give one or did no one dare to ask her?

Now I am curious to know what format they will use for the next King's Day.
When will that be announced? When were the places announced where the next Queen's Day would take place?

They launched their facebook page today!

MagMil 04-26-2014 08:02 AM

Queen Maxima King Willem Alexander Photos - Zimbio

Team -A 2 Amalia

iceflower 04-26-2014 09:42 AM


Wonderful to see the girls as well!

** gallery: Nederland viert allereerste Koningsdag **

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** gallery and video: Liveblog: Koningsdag in De Rijp en Amstelveen, prinsesjes zijn erbij (met fotoserie en video’s) **

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