It’s that time of the year again when the Dutch and internationals alike don their best (or tackiest) orange clothing: King’s Day. How are internationals in the north planning to celebrate?
This springtime holiday is basically a giant public party, where everyone can join and have a different experience. For Julia from Romania, this is the first time she is celebrating King’s Day. She says that she has great expectations for the party: “II’ve heard of its craziness and its beauty. I’m truly looking forward to it,” she says.
For folks who have been living here for a while, the holidays is still fun, but they have learned to pace themselves. To Ulrich, who has been living in Groningen for the past 8 years, King’s Night is nothing special anymore. “Tonight, I’ll just stay in, I think. Tomorrow we will have a brunch and walk around the town with friends and take it really slowly” he says. “It’s so full in the centre that you don’t end up having fun,” Ulrich explains. “We used to do house parties and drink on King’s Night and walk around the city, walk around Vrijmarkt and look at things we will not buy anyways,” Ulrich says.
Find out in the video below what do internationals prefer to do during King’s Day: