April 27th, the Dutch will celebrate their most beloved of national holidays: King’s Day. Officially marking the birthday of the reigning monarch King Willem-Alexander, this is the day when millions of Dutch people spill into the streets, adults and children alike, to enjoy a day (and night!) long celebration.
The Dutch flag is hung on the fronts of houses. People are dressed head to toe in orange, the national color. Dutch specialities and Dutch-brewed beers are sold from vendors lining streets and city squares throughout the country. For a trademark nerd like me on these special days I like to dig a little deeper into the regions well known brands.