Royal Rejoicing: King Willem-Alexander celebrates King’s Day in the Municipality of Emmen


Experience the Vibrant Festivities and Rich Culture of the Cycling Province

King’s Day is a national holiday in the Netherlands, celebrating the birthday of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, who was born on April 27th. Like in many Dutch cities, King’s Day (Koningsdag) is a significant and widely celebrated event. This annual tradition honours the Dutch monarchy and brings communities together in a spirit of unity and celebration, highlighting the rich cultural heritage and national pride that define the Netherlands.

This year, King’s Day will be celebrated in Emmen, a city in the Province of Drenthe.
With the Wildlands Adventure Zoo, Veenpark open-air museum, several ancient dolmens or hunebedden, forests, heathlands, and lakes, Emmen offers a blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, making it a compelling destination for tourists interested in exploring the Netherlands beyond its more well-known cities.

The Province of Drenthe is also the cycling province of the Netherlands. Fittingly, King Willem-Alexander, and his family will be accompanied by a platoon of cyclists to the starting point of the festivities.

The Mayor of the Municipality of Emmen, Mr. Eric van Oosterhout stated: 
“We want to show the best of ourselves during the visit and introduce the King to the diversity of our city, villages, and neighbourhoods. We also use this introduction to draw his attention to the residents’ pride in the municipality and region.” 

King’s Day in Emmen will be a joyful and vibrant celebration. Visitors can explore the lively street markets, enjoy the music and entertainment, take part in the many activities planned throughout the city, indulge in delicious food and drinks, and revel in the festive spirit of the day.

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