2015 Koningsdag (Kings Day) Celebrations in Australia

1-So what s everyone in NL up to for the last Koning

Koningsdag (Kings Day) is huge in the Netherlands on 27th April and of course Nederlanders in Australie will celebrate in orange as well!

Here is a collection of events happening around Australia in 2015.  (Updated post on 2016 coming soon!)

Please check directly with the event organisers for tickets or more information as well as any event changes.  This is not an extensive listing, if there is nothing listed below in your region, try checking with any local Dutch clubs.  Have something to add?  Please contact me or comment below.


Melbourne

Oranjefeest:  The ORANJEFEEST MELBOURNE 2015 is on again on Friday 24th April. Please join us in celebrating Dutch Kings Day. We have organised for the 6th year the Oranjefeest. The night will be filled with DJ with Dutch music, bitterballen, Dutch beers and lots of orange. There will be a BEST DRESSED COMPETITION so dress as Orange as you can and win an amazing Orange Hamper. The first hour (8-9 pm) there will be Happy Heineken Hour with stubbies Heineken for $5 each. OP=OP.  More information…

KLM Dutch Orange Day:  On Sunday 26th April, 2015 it’s the 11th annual KLM Dutch Orange Day in Melbourne.  Whether you are Dutch or not, join the Dutch community in celebrating their national holiday, King’s Day (“Koningsdag”). The theme this year is “Taste of Holland”The festival will showcase a wide range of Dutch culinary delights. Dutch street food on offer includes the well-known Dutch pancakes (“poffertjes”), seafood (herring, mussels and fish nuggets), traditional mash-pot dishes, pea soup, beef croquettes, cheese toasties, sweet treats and imported grocery products! More information…

Koningsnacht (Kings Night): Dutch Orange Day have teamed up with the head sponsor Bavaria Beer along with Veuve Cicquot and Pulse Radio to bring you the largest “Kingsnight” event in the Southern Hemisphere with a very special mystery guest, who we will be announced on the day. The night will take you on a Royal journey filled with music from Dutch producers and DJ’s ranging from house, techno, progressive to trance. This is a one-off event that you don’t want to miss and is likely to sell out beforehand!  More information…


Sydney

The Consulate General will be celebrating King’s Day on April 30th in the Sydney Masonic center, starting 6:00pm. There are only a few tickets left, so if you feel like bitterballen, music, and fun stands with Dutch products and activities, make sure to get your hands on them by clicking on this link! You can also follow the Consulate General of The Netherlands in Sydney Facebook Page for more information.


Brisbane

The Dutch Club Brisbane will be celebrating Kingsday (Kongingsdag) on Sunday 26th April 2015 at 123 Pine Road, Richlands from 10am-3pm. Traditional Dutch games and food will be available. For more information, please email dutchclubbrisbane@gmail.com There will be a ‘vrijmarkt’ for children (second hand market) as well  starting from 10am onwards. Kids can bring their things to sell.  More information….

The Down Under Bar

The day where its acceptable to wear nothing but orange and listen to dutch house and hardstyle could only mean 1 thing! Thats right! Its Koningsdag or in english the kings day at Down Under.
Down under is throwing a party in conjunction with Dutch Brisbane for all the Dutch! So come on down from 6pm where we will have traditional food (Poffertjes, Kroketten and Patatjes Oorlog) and a special guest dutch DJ – Anna Somerberg – playing all the funky house and Dutch favorites! More information…

Sunshine Coast

Koningsdag 2015 will be celebrated on Sunday 26th April 2015 on Moffat Beach from 10am.  Come and play traditional old Dutch games such as Sjoelen, Langlaufrace, Spijkerpoepen, Stelten open, koek happen, blikken gooien and more!  There will also be a children’s clothing market.  More information….


Freemantle

Celebrate Kings Day 2015 with ADBC: Friday 1 May 2015 we will celebrate the birthday of our King Willem-Alexander at Little Creatures, Freemantle. We have been able to book the Dutch DJ ‘Goldfinger’ again, so join us and let’s party! Dress code: Orange. When: 8 pm – midnight, Friday 1st of May 2015.  More information…


Canberra

Celebrations begin at 10 am on Saturday 2 May 2015. It will be a fantastic, busy festival for all ages. It will continue well into the night with an amazing Oompah pah band from Sydney at the Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah. Entry to the event is free! Enjoy the traditional flea market and Dutch games, cultural displays and great prizes with lots of Dutch food stalls.  More information…


Adelaide

Dutch SA are hosting a 2015 Koningsdag (Kings Day) Borrel on Monday 27th April from 6pm-8pm at the Belgian Beer Cafe Oostende.  At 7.15pm, there will be a consular update by the Honorary Consul Willem Ouwens, followed by a formal toast to Koning Willem Alexander.  Stay and dine afterwards?  Please pre book your table.  Visit Dutch SA for more information.


Darwin

Kingsday is coming around fast! Let’s all catch up during our yearly bbq at Easpoint. On Wednesday the 29th of April at 5.30pm at the public bbq near the military museum. See you there! The Dutchies in Darwin Facebook Page has more information…


Do you know about a Koningsdag event happening in Australia that isn’t listed here?  Please comment below!

Renee

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