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Queen's Day, Netherlands

From series “Most Enchanting and Vibrant Festivals”
Every year at the end of April the Dutch celebrate the "most orange" festival on the planet - Queen's Day. The date of the event varies from year to year and falls on the 29th and 30th of April. The symbolic significance and grand scales are the main features of the huge party. The festivities are dedicated to Juliana, the ex-Queen of the Netherlands. It is also the day of national unity. This beautiful holiday, which has long received the status of important international event, is very symbolic and traditional.

Queen's Day, Netherlands Orange clothes is ‘’a must’’. Many sew their own costumes. Such outfits are distinguished by originality and extravagance. The owners of domestic animals sew festive outfits for their pets. The hugest party across the whole country includes a variety of entertainments. Performances of street actors, live music and special festivities are combined with the market in the streets.

The Queen’s Day is an occasion to trade all possible things. Very often in the street markets you can buy unique antiques and works of art. The most extensive festivities are traditionally held in Amsterdam. As the city centre is overcrowded, no transport is possible there. Thousands of visitors have to walk. Plenty of interesting decorations and orange clothing, exciting street performances and markets that stretch for several kilometres are really worth visiting and enjoying. Next - National Cherry Blossom Festival

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Fortis Hanco Amerongen' located in 2.61 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Vallei Limousines' is located in 5.43 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Total tankstation' in 2.29 km
Supermarket: 'Van Ginkel / D' in 2.38 km
Parking: 'Stationsplein' in 5.03 km
Apotheek: 'Apotheek Amerongen-elst' in 2.88 km
Police station: 'Politie Utrecht' in 3.02 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'De Holle Boom' in 2.1 km
Railway station: 'Veenendaal West' in 4.26 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Soesterberg Airport UTC - in 17 km
 »  Lelystad Airport LEY - in 48 km
 »  Schiphol Airport AMS - in 57 km
 »  Gilze-Rijen Airport GLZ - in 63 km
 »  Eindhoven Airport EIN - in 64 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Queen's Day

De Heuvelrug

Located in 1 km from Queen's Day
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The inside features include: a bedroom with double bed, a bedroom with bunk bed, a living/dining room with TV, an open plan kitchen with oven, … More: photo, rates and booking
Hampshire Boshotel - Overberg

Located in 2 km from Queen's Day
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Rooms: 26
The Boshotel Overberg offers a stylish base - built with natural materials - in beautiful green surroundings. Just 5 minutes away from the A12 … More: photo, rates and booking
Holiday Home De Tabaksschuur Elst

Located in 4 km from Queen's Day
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Rooms: 1
Teska Bed & Breakfast

Located in 5 km from Queen's Day
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Rooms: 1
The accommodation consists of 2 bedrooms on the upper floor of the house. The living area has arm chairs, a dining table and a cable TV. It also has … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Netherlands Institute of Sound and Image
30 km - Netherlands Institute of Sound and Image
In Hilversum has placed the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. It became known for the world thanks to its unusual design. The Institute’s façade is decorated with colourful glass panels that with the photodiode lights look wonderful. This building was …
Castle Muiderslot
43 km - Castle Muiderslot
In the Netherlands there is the incredibly beautiful and interesting castle on the water - Muiderslot, which is located in the surroundings of Amsterdam. The castle is situated on the mouth of the river Vechte and was built, according to some assumptions, in the second …
Efteling Park
51 km - Efteling Park
Efteling amusement park is one of the most remarkable and fabulous sites in the Netherlands. Every year, thousands of people choose Efteling as a place for family reunion. 'The main inhabitants' of the magnificent park are fairies, dwarves, elves and magicians. The …
52 km - Pythonbrug
A lot of beautiful and unusual bridges can be seen in Amsterdam. Among them, the python bridge or the snake-shaped bridge must be mentioned above all. The distinctive name of the bridge perfectly reflects its primary particularity. The metal bridge is characterized by …
Hash Marihuana Hemp Museum
54 km - Hash Marihuana Hemp Museum
The guests of Amsterdam have a unique opportunity to visit the Museum of Marijuana. Such a facility can hardly be imagined in any other city in the world. The museum was opened in 1991. Its founder was Ben Dronkers, for whom the breeding of hemp became the life-work. …
Sauna Deco
55 km - Sauna Deco
A real landmark of national importance for the Netherlands is a Deco sauna, located in Amsterdam. This small sauna, located in the heart of the city, is a true embodiment of the Art Deco style. In its interior there is a variety of exquisite elements made of bronze. A …

Top destination around Queen's Day - Amersfoort

Next to the Hof square is located the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren church, which is considered the tallest in the city. In addition, it is clearly visible from any city. The turret is simply a goldmine of legends; you should definitely get to know them from the locals. You can climb to the observation deck on a spiral staircase, from where you can behold incredibly amazing views of the hometown of Piet Mondrian, enjoying and envying the locals a bit, who see such beauty every day. To the commoners, the temple is simply called “the heart of the Netherlands”, since it is believed to be located right in the middle of the country. The church is very beautiful, both on the outside and on the inside.

Another architecturally interesting building can be found while walking along the Pothstraat. The houses are called Hofje de Armen de Poth. This is a kind of charity shelter which was founded as far back as the 16th century. All of them can literally immerse you in the medieval atmosphere, since the buildings are all built in this style. You can also take a nice walk along Oude Haven. A leisurely walk through the canals of the city is the best way to brighten up your time in the city – after all, there are also a lot of little houses in the medieval architectural style, which will give you real pleasure while looking at them.
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