Dutch King's Night or KoningsnachtFriday, April 25 2014 at 8.00 pm CIRCA
2001 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123
b/t Fillmore St & Mallorca Way in Marina/Cow Hollow
name may have changed slightly but the festive spirit of the day is
sure to remain! You'll be treated to a sea of orange as everyone is
covered head to toe in oranje (orange) as a show of pride for the Dutch
Royal family, the House of Orange-Nassau.
Ater 10 Queen's day
Parties, NLBorrels, EuroCircle and DJ Marc van Brabant will team up
again to create a Dutch Party in San Francisco. It is the biggest King's
Night Party west of the Missisppi.
So what can you expect:
couple of hundred Dutch Expats, Students, and Dutch People who have
been in the United States for Decades but arrange a baby sitter for this
Crazy Orange Night
Plus all the people who have been in Amsterdam for this great Party and
can't go to Holland this year will surely attend this party. The one
thing in common that is they all be wearing orange and partying together
to Dutch Music from 8PM-10PM and then it will transform in a Dutch DJ
festival with the newest beats from Holland mixed to together with some
Dutch Remixed Classics to 1.30AM
Dutch Snacks will be available
from Stroopwafels (cookies) to Kaas uit het vuistje (squares of
delicious Gouda Cheese), Dutch Drop (liquorice) and many other goodies
but it will all be on a first come first serve basis.
the organization understands that not all can afford the minimum of $20
at the door, we have choosen to give all the students and not so wealthy
people to obtain a ticket for $5 plus fees for the first 50 people or
April 10, whichever comes first then the next 50 bunch tickets will sell
for $10 plus fees, then on april 15 it will go to $15
take public transportation to this event as for 10 years the average
consumption of Dutch Person at the Orange Party has been 5.2 drinks so
way over the driving limit.
The 22 Fillmore stops right at the venue or take a taxi.
you purchase a ticket, your name will be on the Will Call List and all
you have to do is present a license or passport(Dutch:) to claim your
wristband. Only people who purchase the wristbands can collect the
wristbands and then you are to distribute them to your friends outside
for safe passage into the orange haven.
Tickets are available athttp://dutchking.eventbrite.com
Just for EuroCircle Members tickets are only $5 for the first 50 then they will double in price.
History of King's Day
entire country of the Netherlands will celebrate King’s Day
(Koningsdag) for the first time in 2014, after the inauguration of King
Willem-Alexander on 30 April 2013 (what was then still Queen’s Day).
royal celebrations were first held on 31 August 1885 in honour of the
birth of Queen Wilhelmina, and the Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag) tradition
was born. After Wilhelmina’s daughter (Juliana) succeeded to the throne
in 1949, the day was changed to 30 April in accordance with the new
When she became queen, the now Princess Beatrix
chose to retain the day in honour of her mother but as of 2014, King’s
Day will officially be celebrated on 27 April (the king’s birthday).
However, the event is traditionally not celebrated on a Sunday which
means that the first King's Night is the start of the weekend
activivties on Friday April 25.