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Old 01-31-2007, 12:49 AM   #1
 
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I was wondering if any one has been to Queens day in Amsterdam on April 30th and would it be worth going to if I was in the area?
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I haven't been there around that time of year, but by every account it's supposed to be Amsterdam's biggest party. I say check it out.. why not?
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I've never been but it gets a lot of good reviews here. I say go for it. Looks pretty awesome to me.
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If you are close by, you should absolutly go to Queens Day. It is the best day in A Dam. You will party your ass off. Make sure you where orange!!!
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Why do you need to wear orange... so that people will see you?!
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Orange is the national color and on queens day, Every single dutch person will have orange on and everywhere. It is also the one day of the year that the local govt. allows anyone and everyone to sell there wears on the streets. Turns into one huge party/street sale. The canals have more boats than you could ever imagine, Basically the biggest party of the year.
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I was in Belgium at the time of Queens day and I was a little disappointed I missed out on all the fun after the stories I heard about it. A case of just short of 'right place, right time' I'm afraid!

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Never been to Holland for Queens Day, but I used to live with like 30 dutch kids and they got down for the fiesta. They bought every orange christmas light in town and used orange chalk to cover the entire apt complex. It was amazig with just 30, I cant even begin to think what it would be like with the whole country...you should definitely go
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What would happen if you were to wear all kelly green on Queen's Day in Amsterdam?
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Thanks everybody for your response, I have booked my hostel for the 29th of April til the 1st of May. If anyone is going this year I suggest you reserve a bed in a hostel or hotel soon because they are filling up quickly
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Orange is the national color and on queens day, Every single dutch person will have orange on and everywhere. It is also the one day of the year that the local govt. allows anyone and everyone to sell there wears on the streets. Turns into one huge party/street sale. The canals have more boats than you could ever imagine, Basically the biggest party of the year.
actually only tourists and people who are already very drunk will wear orange on queen's day
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OK are you from there? Cause as I know the entire country not just Amsterdam gets into this.
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