#2453 – April Stories

Just like in March, my blogging motivation has still been at its lowest point in almost, like, ever; which is kind of a shame because there were actually quite some stories this month to tell. But oh well … . So let’s see how April has been this year … Spring appeared to be in…

#2389 – Koningsdag 2020

ENGLISH Today is Koningsdag, or the Kings’ Day, here in the Netherlands. Because it is a Monday, this means that this weekend is another long weekend (after another one just two weeks ago), yay! And I got to say that, finally, I am in Amsterdam for a Koningsdag! Koningsdag is always an exciting public holiday…

#2113 – A Koningsdag 2018 Weekend in Switzerland (Part I: Luzern)

ENGLISH Posts in the Koningsdag 2018 Weekend in Switzerland: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Luzern 3. Part II: Zürich Getting to Luzern As there was no airport in Luzern, I had to fly to Zürich, the closest city with an international airport, and then took the train from there. As my flight was scheduled to…

#2100 – A Koningsdag Long Weekend Story

ENGLISH Posts in the Koningsdag 2018 Weekend in Switzerland: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Luzern 3. Part II: Zürich This weekend was a long weekend in the Netherlands because Friday was the Koningsdag (the King’s birthday) which was a national holiday! Yeay!! Considering that it would have been about a year since I moved to…

#1914 – My Koningsdag 2017 Story

ENGLISH This Thursday was King Willem Alexander II’s birthday so it was a public holiday in the entire country of the Netherlands, yeay!! Coincidentally, this Koningsdag (King’s Day) took place right after I completely moved to Amsterdam earlier this week, so it was really nice, haha. And because Koningsdag just started in 2014 (before that year,…

#1731 – Koningsdag 2016

ENGLISH Today, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is celebrating his 49th birthday and, consequently, today is a national holiday in the Netherlands! Yeaaay!! 😀 “Too bad” though today is a Wednesday which means it is literally in the middle of the week so there is no reason to make it a long weekend, lol 😝😝😝….

#1551 – Long Weekend Story: Koningsdag

ENGLISH So we are now in the season which a lot of working people in the Netherlands love. No, not the Spring season; but it is the “long weekend” season, haha 😆 . Including the previous weekend (25 – 26 April), four of the five coming weekends are long weekends! Hell yeah, super amazing, isn’t it?…

#1381 – The First Ever Koningsdag and Weekend Story

ENGLISH Koningsdag 2014 Last Saturday was the first ever Koningsdag (the King’s Day) in the Dutch history. Yes, the King’s Day, a national holiday to celebrate King Willem-Alexander’s birthday. And yes, the first ever, since King Willem-Alexander was crowned last year, successing his mother, Queen Beatrix; so a similar national day was known as the…