Come join us to celebrate Dutch King’s Day on one of the most popular sites in Los Angeles: ShoreLine Aquatic Park in Long Beach. Go To DutchKingsDay.com

Save the date, as you are in for a ‘Dutch treat’ on Sunday April 30, 2017.

You know you are at a Dutch event, when surrounded by people decked out in phenomenal orange attire to celebrate the birthday of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands.

Dutch King’s Day is a national holiday in the Netherlands and is observed by the Dutch around the globe. The largest King’s Day Party in the world happens in Amsterdam on April 27th – the official birthday of the King. The largest Orange Party in Southern California is presented by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines at the Shoreline Aquatic Park in Long Beach on April 30th, 2017.

This family friendly, outdoor event features typical Dutch street food like, kroketten, bitterballen (bread crumbed meat-based snack roll or ball), patat friet (Dutch fries with different toppings), ‘Hollandse haring’ (raw herring flown in from Holland), poffertjes (Dutch mini pancakes), all kinds of home baked Dutch cookies like stroopwafels and imported prepackaged delicacies. Also find Indonesian street food (part of Dutch culinary heritage) like satay and lumpia. Once you’ve had a taste, you may want to explore more of Dutch cuisine at home with the recently released cookbook Indo Dutch Kitchen Secrets, the first Indo Dutch heritage cookbook in English by Jeff Keasberry – available at the fair.

Come out and make it a day! Add to your list of Dutch Experience a whole range of other activities.

The ShoreLine Aquatic Park is known for being a grassy, open park on the water offering picnic areas, a lighthouse & special events.

Bring your blanket and folding chairs (no canopy/tent allowed).

Move faster in line by prepaying your ticket(s).  Order your ticket(s). Tickets also available at the entrance – cash only.

 

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT:

DUTCH FOOD

We have a wide variety of delicacies from Holland.

Check what’s on the menu: HERE

 

LIVE PERFORMANCES:

This year we have some familiar and also new talented performers lined up for you:

On this day you will get a taste of  a wide range of Dutch Popular music. Dutch talents who join us on this special day.

The line-up for 2017 is not definite at this time.  Would you like to see a performer or band in the Netherlands who might be a good fit and you are connected with, then this is your chance to make suggestions: send us an email: [email protected] dutch-day.com

The following artists will perform during Dutch King’s Day 2017:

ENTERTAINMENT:

This year we have some familiar and also new talented performers lined up for you:

GOOD ROCKIN’ DADDY:

goodrockindaddy

Under the leadership Maarten Couwenberg, Drums & MC, is a compilation of some of the best INDO musicians in Southern California. The members are ; Eddie DeVroede, Lead Guitar & Vocals, Ronny Kakebeen, Bass & Vocals, Harry Brenders, Lead Guitar & Vocals Ralph Parillo, Sax & Vocals.

Genre: BLUES, SOUL, R & B, ROCK, OLDIES, REGGAE

MARC VAN BRABANT – DUTCH MUSIC DJ

Dance and SING-A-LONG to authentic Dutch music. Do the ‘polonaise’ (conga line) and try to keep up! Picture yourself in the streets of Amsterdam – where the biggest annual party of year takes place.

The Master of Ceremonies will be CARLA LEKKERKERKER.

This LA-based actress is staying in touch with her Dutch side by riding her bike to auditions.

 

ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS & ADULTS:

We have all kinds of activities for young and old.

Check HERE

 

PARKING 

To get an overview of parking

Check HERE

 

ENTRANCE & LOCATION ON PIER

Buy your tickets – discount for early birds –  HERE