On 26 April, we will celebrate the first ever “King’s Day” in honor of the birthday of King Willem-Alexander. Until last year, the national holiday to celebrate the monarch’s birthday was “Queen’s Day,” a tradition started in 1891.
King Willem-Alexander succeeded his mother, Queen Beatrix, on 30 April last year. This year, he will be visiting the towns of De Rijp and Amstelveen to celebrate his birthday. His actual birthday is 27 April, but the holiday is not celebrated on a Sunday so that is why it is celebrated on the 26th this year.
To join in the merriment, I will be giving away a hard copy of the book Dutch Roots by Rob van Drie to one lucky subscriber of the Dutch Genealogy newsletter. I reviewed this book last month.
The winner will be randomly selected from the list of all subscribers on 26 April. I will contact the winner via email to ask for their shipping information.
How to enter
All you have to do to enter the giveaway competition is sign up for the Dutch Genealogy Newsletter before 26 April.
[People who already subscribed automatically qualify and do not need to resubscribe]