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Where To Celebrate Queen’s Day 2012

The Netherland turns into an ocean of orange and red-white-blue, as they celebrate ‘Queen’s day 2012’. On April 30 the Netherlands turn a bright shade of orange to celebrate their royal family and the orange craze spreads all across the country, with parties in all cities and villages.

It’s on big party in the Netherlands on Queen’s day, grab your orange outfit and head into town for the mighty Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag).

As it looks now it will remain dry on Queen’s Day across the country, reported But before and during Queensnight, it will rain. It will be around 20 degrees Celsius to possibly 22 in the southeast.

It will be a long weekend dancing, Sunday and Monday the traditional Queen’s countless (outdoor) parties on Queensday. Here is a selection of the best free to visit dance parties on Queen’s Day 2012.

Sunday 29 april: Koninginnenacht (Queen’s Day Night)
Queen’s Night (Koninginnenacht) on 29 April kicks off the two-day royal bonanza.

Royal Queensnight
Where: Grote Markt, Groningen
Who: dj’s Roog, Erick E and Michel de Hey

Where: Amstelveld, Amsterdam
Who: Michiel Borstlap, Dennis van der Geest and dj Ronald Molendijk

Op Het Plein
Where: Vredenburg, Utrecht
Who: Steve Rachmad, Bart Skils and Anton Pieëte

Q Night
Where: Molenstraat, Nijmegen
Who: Shermanology and dj’s Sidney Samson and Quintino

Where: Herengracht/Vijzelstraat, Amsterdam
Who: Spaventi and dj’s Cinnaman and Tom Trago

Klikk Queensnight
Where: Annies, Leiden
Who: dj’s Michel de Hey, Tettero and Koen Lebens

Koninginnenacht Kromstraat
Where: Kromstraat, Delft
Who: Baskerville and dj Freddy Spool

Feel The 90’s
Where: Korenmarkt, Arnhem
Wie: 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor and dj’s Jelmer and Doa

Monday 30 april: Queen’s Day

Where: Garenmarkt, Leiden
Who: dj’s Armin van Buuren and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano

Slam FM Koninginnedagfeest
SLAM!FM Queen´s Day – The SLAM!FM Queen’s Day party moves to a new location on the Java Island. The hit list of names on the live music line-up includes Sander van Doorn, Quintino, DJ Jean, The Partysquad, Vato Gonzales & MC Tjen. 12:00 – 20:00
Where: Java Eiland, Amsterdam
Who: dj’s Afrojack, Ferry Corsten, Sander van Doorn and The Partysquad

Queen’s Day
Where: Stationsplein, Eindhoven
Who: dj’s Kraak & Smaak, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and Feest DJ Ruud

Exprezz op Straat
Where: Frederiksplein, Amsterdam
Who: dj’s Bart Skils, Anton Pieëte and Ille Bitch

Where: Spuiboulevard, Dordrecht
Who: dj’s Sander van Doorn, Marco V and Vato Gonzalez

Majestic Dance Event
Where: Stadhuisplein, Eindhoven
Who: La Fuente and dj’s Roog, Erick E and R3hab

House of Revolution
Where: Beursgebouw, Eindhoven
Who: dj’s Paul Elstak, Mental Theo and Flamman & Abraxas

Where: Korenmarkt, Arnhem
Who: dj’s Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Skitzofrenix and Afro Bros

Free Fall Festival
Where: Gele Rijdersplein, Arnhem
Who: dj’s Matthias Tanzmann, Darko Esser and Perc

Koninginnedag Enschede
Where: Van Heekplein, Enschede
Who: dj’s Jody Bernal, Irwan and 90’s Now

Queensday Outdoor
Where: Oldehoofsterkerkhof, Leeuwarden
Who: Shermanology and dj’s Quintino and Jaz von D

Queen’s Day partygoers who come to Amsterdam, should not go to a party without plans. That advises the police to avoid disappointment. It is likely that many events are full or already sold out.