In 2023 we hope to celebrate with other Dutch organizations again!
In the Netherlands, King’s Day is the biggest celebration of the year! People wear orange, the whole country becomes a yard sale, and people celebrate with music, performances and street parties.
In 2022, we celebrated King’s Day at the Yaletown Roundhouse in Vancouver! Together with The Dutch Network, Dutch Business Club, CAANS and the Dutch Consulate, we organized a full day program for everyone in the Dutch community in Vancouver and beyond.
Children participated in the King’s Games, which take place annually in the Netherlands in honour of King Willem-Alexander’s birthday. We played shuffleboard (sjoelen), egg-walking, sack races, koekhappen, donkey-prick and many more old Dutch games. We also painted Delft blue plates and children had their faces painted. It was a fantastic party for young and old!