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Thread: Happy Birthday Queen Beatrix! Long live King William.

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    April 30 HOLIDAY the Queen's Birthday-Koninginnedag

    Koninginnedag

    April 30, 2013 will be the last celebration of the Queen's Day.
    Queen Beatrix will turn over the reign to her son Prince William.

    questions?
    Will he then become King or remain Prince?
    Will his birthday become a national holiday?

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    Crown Prince Willem Alexander will become King of the Netherlands April 30.

    As long as he reigns, the national holiday will be on his birthday, April 27 (from next year on)

    I was supposed to be in Amsterdam for the crowning, but had to cancel for health reasons..

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    We arrive on Sunday the 28th. I know the 30th is a holiday but is everything open on the 29th?

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    i just got my answer DPE
    Business as usual on the 29th

    30th Queen's Day Holiday w/ many businesses closed

    1st Labor Day Holiday w/ many businesses closed.

    Quote Originally Posted by DPEmerald View Post
    We arrive on Sunday the 28th. I know the 30th is a holiday but is everything open on the 29th?

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    Thanks Lisa, appreciate it a lot.
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    Happy Birthday Queen Beatrix! Long live King William.

    Last edited by Andrea J.; 04-29-2013 at 07:29 PM.

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