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Here we will keep you informed of all developments around King's Day.

  • King's Day 2021

  • Just like last year's sober celebration

  • No events or free markets

  • King visits Eindhoven

  • Royal family program

2 minutes ago

Outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte congratulates the king on his 54th birthday and hopes that the whole of the Netherlands will join the party in a responsible manner.

Congratulations to King Willem-Alexander, who is celebrating his 54th birthday today.

I wish him a beautiful, festive day with his family in Eindhoven.

And I wish everyone in the Netherlands a restrained, safe but above all a nice #Koning Day.


Avatar Author Mark Rutte Moment of places 06: 30 - 27 April 2021

5 minutes ago

So many traditions are missing again this year, but one thing the Dutch can never take away: decorating their streets and neighborhoods.

The Dutch flags have been set up throughout the country, while many blocks of houses are held together by orange flags and streamers.

9 minutes ago

Last year, King Willem-Alexander and his family stayed at home and King's Day mainly took place via Zoom.

This year, however, the royal family is heading out again and Eindhoven is visited.

There may not be an audience, except for a few invitees.

The King, Queen Máxima and princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane will visit the High Tech Campus in the City of Light, where many technology companies are located.

20 minutes ago

Despite the call to stay in your own neighborhood as much as possible and the expected beautiful weather, municipalities have already announced that they will not be enforcing extra.

As Hubert Bruls, the chairman of the security council, said it on Monday: "We are prepared, you are not going to close everything in advance."

24 minutes ago

Due to the corona virus, this edition of King's Day is also a lot more austere than we are used to.

For example, the Dutch have to do without major events and free markets this year.

Everyone is also asked to avoid crowded places.

24 minutes ago

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