King’s Birthday – 26 April 2014

For the first time in 124 years The Netherlands will celebrate the King’s Birthday. The celebrations in our district have the theme “LE ROI C’EST MOI” and will take place on Bankaplein and Riouwstraat.

The programme has been delivered in your letterbox; it states when and where you can register for the barbecue: Saturdays  April 5th, 12th and 19th in front of Café Banka – you can buy your tickets for the BBQ and sign your children up for the fun activities of the day.

The Archipel Orange Association invites you to become a member of the Association, which supports the neighbourhood’s King’s Day celebration. Members receive a significant reduction on their BBQ ticket!



11:00 am  Coffee with cake and “oranjebitter”

11:30   Official opening by the Chairman

11:35   Parade with costumed children and brass band

12:30   Award for the most beautiful crown and best window poster

12:45   Flying balloons

13:00   Lunch; start free market and other activities

14:00   Start street soccer competition; make up and street painting contests

14:30   Scooter race

15:15   Closing act Pompom

16:00   Closing free market; last street soccer match; last act by Ragmob

16:30   Happy hour and children’s disco

17:00   End of street soccer match

17:30   Street soccer award ceremony

18:00   BBQ

21:00   The party is over!

And if the weather is fair this will be a splendid first King’s Birthday celebration!

12 April 2014, CJP