King Willem-Alexander and family celebrate King’s Day
Better come and party with us on King’s Day next year, everybody is welcome. Get yourself some orange clothes and some orange accessories. And if you don’t have them or you don’t like orange, no problem, come as yourself. To give you an idea of our biggest festivity of the year we give you a small impression of the great feast of King’s Day 2022
A King’s Day to remember
This year 2022, the Netherlands celebrated King’s Day on April 27 as usual: ‘It was a big party’ “A King’s Day to remember.
After 2 years of little to no festivities during the celebration of King Willem-Alexander because of Corona Pandemic. King’s Day was celebrated, as usual, this year in Maastricht. Maastricht turned out great and showed all the ins and outs of the city. Now that all restrictions have been removed, the Dutch again flocked to free markets, festivals, and other King’s Day events.
The king himself celebrated his 55th birthday in Maastricht, together with his wife Maxima and their 3 beautiful daughters, and a number of family members. King Willem-Alexander and the members of his family were welcomed on the bridge by the mayor of Maastricht, Annemarie Penn-te Strake, and the governor of Limburg, Emil Roemer. 44 children, representing the 44 Maastricht neighborhoods, reach the flowers. From the bridge, the family had a beautiful view of the boat fireplace with hundreds of boats and boats from the Maastricht water sports associations. After the bridge, the group turned left towards Vissersmaas and walked past the statue of the Mestrechter Geis, the spirit of Maastricht. Symbol of the Maastricht national character: agile, flexible, sometimes elusive, but always optimistic. So will a short show on the square: nimble, flexible, and eclusive.
Program Kingsday Maastricht
The royal family danced to the music of internationally famous DJ couple Lucas and Steve. Admired a musical spectacle with the strings of the South Netherlands Philharmonic. Enjoyed a performance by the world-famous André Rieu. The Netherlands has many dialects and Maastricht also has its own dialect. The royal family was tested in this by means of a Maastricht language quiz. Willem-Alexander and Amalia struck a golden tenner during the festivities. But see for yourself by watching this little impression below.
Looking back on King’s Day 2022 in Maastricht.
Route King’s Day 2022 Maastricht
Maybe you’d like to walk the same route that the royal family walked on King’s Day 2022? If you do, then follow the route below and be surprised by the beautiful Maastricht. Maastricht residents are extremely friendly and helpful. What you should definitely do during your walk through Maastricht is to eat a real Limburg pie named “Vlaai”, remember this, it’s an absolute must.
The best vlaai (pie) you get at bakery De Bisschopsmolen, Bakkerij Hermans, SoDelicious of Patisserie Royale.