Here’s a special mix for tomorrows Queensday here in Holland.
What is Queensday?
On April 30, the Dutch celebrate Koninginnedag (“Queen’s Day”), a national holiday to commemorate the birthday of the country’s (former) Queen. It is by far the most widely celebrated holiday in the Netherlands. Amsterdam festivities in particular rival those of Mardi Gras in New Orleans or New Year’s Eve in New York City. As such, Amsterdam is packed to the gills on April 30, welcoming up to two million party-going visitors.
In recent years parties and concerts have been held the evening before Koninginnedag. Nightclubs across the Netherlands organise special events for what has become known asKoninginnenacht (Queen’s Night). Many young people celebrate in the streets and squares (and in Amsterdam, the canals as well) throughout the night.