Local restaurant hosts celebration fit for a king
Dutch national holiday recognizes birthday of Willem-Alexander
Dutch ex-pats will be painting the Danforth orange this weekend in honour of King Willem-Alexander’s 51st birthday.
This will be the fifth public recognition of the Dutch king’s birthday, which falls on April 27, since his inauguration in 2013. The national holiday is known as King’s Day, or “Koningsdag.”
The birthdays of Dutch monarchs have been celebrated publicly since the late 1800s. During the national holiday, Dutch citizens wear orange and organize parties and flea markets. In the Netherlands, the big cities such as Amsterdam and Breda host concerts and boat parties on the canals.