Thursday, April 28, 2011

Queens Day 2011 (Koninginnedag, 30th April, Amsterdam)

Em portugues leia aqui.
Last year I posted about my Queen's Day in Amsterdam with lots and lots of pics  in an orange overdose.

This year it will becelebrate on the Saturday but probably will be posting fewer photos - if any at all. I will go to the Vondelpark with another family and our kids will be selling some of their toys, books and other stuff. Yes, the Vondelpark is completely reserved for the kids selling their stuff and playing tricks !

Here below, an agenda of what to do in Amsterdam on the Saturday 30th of April:

(from 11am to 8pm)
AIR and American Hotel will bring a podium to the Leidseplein where you can enjoy house, electro and tecnhno music. Free entrance. Line up: Freddy Spool, Tettero, Rubix, Bart B More, Riptide, Prunk, Sjonnie Disco, MC Dan Stezo. Free entrance.

Museumplein / Museumsquare:
(from noon to 9pm)
Radio 538  promises the performance of many topartists and the famous 538's dj's (Edwin Evers, Jeroen Nieuwenhuize, Ruud de Wild, Lindo Duvall, Niels Hoogland, Tim Klijn, Jens Timmermans and Barry Paf).
Programme/Line up:
3J's, Afrojack, Alain Clark, Ben Saunders, Bløf, Dazzled Kid, De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, Di-rect, Eva Simons, Finalisten X-Factor, Frans Duijts, Gebroeders Ko, Gerard Joling, Glennis Grace & Xander de Buisonje', Guus Meeuwis, Inna, Jacqueline Goveart, Jeroen van der Boom & Leonie Meijer, Jurk!, Krystl, Lasgo, Lawineboys, Quintino & Mitch Crown, R.I.O., Racoon, Sander van Doorn, Sidney Samson, The Opposites, The Partysquad, Vader Abraham & De Mosselman, VanVelzen, Waylon, Wolter Kroes, Armin van Buuren

* Cubanse Son   The band is called "Septeto Trio Los Dos" and it brings to the area of Jordaan many dancing rythms, latin power, trompeta Cubana, tumbao en percussions. In their site they claim to be "one of the most popular latin bands in Holland". Come to the Jordaan and decide yourself !

* Cafe' de Blaffende Vis:
Address: Westerstraat 118, Jordaan
Patrick Verheij 12:00
Katrin Koegel 13:00
Guest performance of Miss Sherry Daynne 13:30
Ella Wonder 14:00
Handsfreet/m 15:10 - 16:50
Los Zandt/m 17:00 - 20:00

Oranje Nacht Straat Festijn  (live entertainment) from 7pm to 9 pm
Address: Reguliersdwarsstraat 108-114 (corner of Rembrandtplein with Thorbeckeplein)
Line-up: DJ Bart, ZRobert Leroy & Friends, Henk Dissel & Mike
Loveland Queensday Afterparty  (8pm to 5 am)
Entrance:  € 22,50
Address: WesterUnie (Klönneplein 4-6)
Westerliefde: Michel de Hey, Arjuna Schiks (LIVE), Marnix, Michael ‘Ille Bitch’ von
Westergasterras: Presetone, Marcus Gehring, Ken Abel
WesterUnie: Sébastien Léger (FR), Ramon Tapia (BE), Secret Cinema, Remy, Egbert (LIVE), Juan Sanchez.

Of course there is much more to see and do than I have listed here above. But hopefully this post can give you some ideas. Below, some videos to give you an idea of Queens Day, if this all seems new to you. I have to laugh when on the Dutch press it is said that "Queen's Day is the largest street party in the world with one million tourists coming to Amsterdam" (Hahahahahahaha! Hellooooo ! Have you ever heard about Carnival in Brazil ? One million tourists ? Oh, really ? Actually that's peanuts ! In an Eurocentric view of the world probably one million vistors is a lot  though. Only Salvador, in Bahia, receives for the Carnival 2 million people everyday during one week). Well, enjoy the vids and have a nice weekend !


Invader Stu said...

I'm going to be running around with my camera as well and seeing what is happening. I'm looking forward to it.

Beth Blue said...

Ótimo post, mas confesso que este ano decidi ficar em casa!

Já curti muito Dia da Rainha, hoje em dia fujo da multidão...

Bom fim-de-semana!

Anita said...

Nunca curti muito. Hoje eu preferia ficar me desmilinguindo em casa, pois fiz muita musculacao e Zumba ontem. Mas maridao e crincas vao me arrastar, to vendo... said...

Enjoyed the videos - love Koninginnedag! said...

I visited Holland, last year, one week after the CELEBRATION DAY but you live in a country it is very special doesn´t matter if is Queen´s Day or not.
Have a nice day, Dearest