Monday June 1, 2020

The House of Orange is celebrated in the Netherlands every year, but the Dutch don’t go in for demonstrations of chauvinism and petty thuggery

Hundreds of thousands of people dressed in orange, congregating in towns and cities to drink copious amounts of alcohol and stage noisy parades - it sounds like a recipe for trouble, doesn’t it?

16th July, 2011

Hundreds of thousands of people dressed in orange, congregating in towns and cities to drink copious amounts of alcohol and stage noisy parades - it sounds like a recipe for trouble, doesn’t it?

Not if you’re Dutch, and not if the event in question is Koninginnedag, or Queen’s Day. Every year on April 30, the Dutch celebrate Queen Beatrix’s official birthday with a massive street festival. A typical turnout in Amsterdam alone would...

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