And what a day it was yesterday for the lovers of fairy tales in the Netherlands. As well as far beyond the borders. Yes, it was Queen’s Day in Holland, an annual event as the Dutchies celebrate the existence of the royal family. This year the party was bigger than ever since queen Beatrix made way for her son; king Willem-Alexander. Well so much for the fairy tale version: for most Dutch people 30 of April was once again a great excuse to join a massive bacchanalia. If you never been to Holland on ‘Koninginnedag’: it’s more or less St. Patrick’s Day, but instead of green, people wear orange.
So if you were watching the inauguration of the new king from behind your TV in let’s say Slovakia, Cameroon or Bangladesh, you may have caught a little part of the discussion between the monarchists and the republicans. But since this blog is about drinking we suggest you find other sources to inform you in this matter. Especially since most Dutch people don’t really care too much either. Queen’s Day is one of the days people in Holland can get crazy drunk from the early morning. A day for experimenting with drugs, outdoor sex with strangers and lots and lots of alcohol. The images and movies speak for themselves.
So consider this a free holiday tip. If ever you decide to come to Holland come around this period. Since 5th of May is Liberation Day (ingredients once again live music, drinks and drugs) you can have two kick-ass-parties in a week time. The time in between should be enough for taking those pictures wind windmills, tulips and bicycles to show your mom when you get home. Especially since starting from next year Queen’s Day will become King’s Day and celebrated on April 26. Like said before, not that anyone really cares. As long as there is a day that it’s acceptable to get wild and crazy drunk.
Here’s a small impression of what to expect…