Queen’s day (April 30) is always a big party in Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands. This year it’s going to be extra special, because:
- Our Queen Beatrix is going to abdicate on this day
- Her son and his wife, Willem Alexander and Maxima, will be crowned the new King and Queen (in Amsterdam of course)
- It will be the last Queen’s Day as we know it, because we will have King’s Day in the future
- The feast is for the last time on April 30; our new king has his birthday on April 27 and that will be the date for the future King’s Day
Since all of this is announced only yesterday, the plans are not yet ready. But surely it will be a day with 2 dominant sides: one part focused on official happenings with lots of international guests and on the other part with more festivities than ever.