A few pictures of the Dutch Queens Day in Madrid, celebrated every year by many Dutch expats.
As an expat you might have to give up some of your traditions and national holidays in your new country. As a Dutch in Madrid it is the other way around. La Cultura de Holanda de España organizes the week before Koninginnendag, the Dutch Queens Day, many typical Dutch activities here in Madrid. It starts with a bike tour in orange from Plaza de Cibeles to Plaza del Carmen, where you can go on celebrating at a flea market organized for children. There is Dutch food, like frikandel, french fries, bitterballen and plenty happy Dutch wearing their orange T-shirts and having a good time.
The “Semana Naranja”- orange week goes from 21st of April to the 5th of May with the exact program as following:
Sab 21 de abril
09.30-11.00, Paseo en Bici, Centro
11.00-16.00, Mercadillo Holandés, Plaza del Carmen
18.00-21.00, Disco Dance4Life, Discoteca en Madrid
Lun 23 de abril
19.00-22.00, Museo del Traje, Museo del Traje
Mar 24 de abril
18.00-21.00, Conferencia Diseño y Arquitectura, Uni. Eur. de Madrid
Jue 26 de abril
16.00-20.00, Seminario sobre vivienda social y regeneración urbana, COAM
Sáb 05 de mayo
10.00-14.00, Panna Knock Out, Explanada del estadio Santiago de Bernabéu
It is a great opportunity to meet other expats from the Netherlands and have some traditional Dutch experience. More information on their facebook page of Cultura de Holanda en España.