Dutch Orange Day Melbourne

This Sunday 29th April from 11am, the Dutch Community in Melbourne will be out in Orange for the KLM Dutch Orange Day.

This year’s theme is “Holland Waterland” and for only $5 for adults (with children travelling free), you can take an Amsterdam style cruise on the River Yarra!

river yarra cruise

There is lots of excitement planned for the day, with the Today show doing live coverage from 7am-10am.  The day is supported by a number of sponsors including Dutch icons KLM and Heineken.  Holland Focus magazine will also be covering the event.

Why is it always all about Orange you may ask if you’re not Dutch?  Well the royal family in The Netherlands is also called the “House of Orange-Nassau” (click on the link for the Wikipedia article).  The Dutch also hold celebrations on or around 30 April each year as this is “Koninginnedag” (the Queen’s Birthday – also click for the Wikipedia article).

So whether you are Dutch or not, check out the KLM Dutch Orange Day website and get along for a fun (orange!) day out.

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