Double Up the celebrations at Dutchies!

Posted on Apr 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Double Up the celebrations at Dutchies!

We are so excited! This year the biggest annual Dutch celebration, Koningsdag, and the very important South African holiday, Freedom Day, fall on the same day…so it is the perfect opportunity to have double the fun!!

Koningsdag is the celebration of the King’s birthday. More than that it is a celebration of unity. It is not, as many think, about royal-worshipping or even patriotism, it’s about oneness. It is the biggest party ever. Holland lets its hair down en-masse and, almost literally, paints the cities, towns and villages Orange. It is a day filled with joy and celebration.

Kings Day is a great equalizer because everyone can participate. All you need is an orange shirt and you can head out into the streets to experience the oneness and the gezelligheid of the Dutch people. On this day Holland is filled with chiming bells, music, performers, an abundance of food and drink, and the sounds of laughter and love. Ge-zel-lig!!!

As usual Dutchies will be decked out in Orange for the occasion; serving the delicious traditional Tompoes (complete with orange icing); celebratory Herring will be on the menu and we have entertainment lined up for the whole family for the day. And, as usual, should you don an outstanding orange outfit, you could win a prize!

The weather is looking fine on Wednesday so we will be having a Koningsdag Castle Competition. Come and build a sandcastle from 9am on the beach in front of  Dutchies. At 11h30 Anina Lee, from Whale Coast Conservation, will come and select a winner and then reveal a bit of the magic of pure nature to be found on beautiful Grotto Beach.

DJ Sharklady will be playing from 11am until late. She is brilliant at providing just the right music with sounds ranging from Buddha Bar and loungy music to Funky House, Swing and Jazz.

And the good news is that the weather looks like it is going to be fine for the celebrations!

See you on Wednesday 27th April 2016!

Please remember to book to avoid disappointment.

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