Windhoek turns Orange for King’s Day 2019
Karen de Man
The Netherlands Consulate, together with the Dutch community, alumni and other Namibians celebrated a great King’s Day on 5 April. The Dutch national day was held at iFUN Family entertainment park in Windhoek. Every year on 27 April Holland turns Orange on the occasion of King’s Day which is the biggest street party in the Netherlands.Embassies and consulates worldwide usually also organise gatherings for the Dutch community to celebrate King’s Day. In Namibia we invited everyone to enjoy Dutch culture, music and food. With 400 people – many dressed in orange – showing up to taste a ‘kroket’, visit the ‘rommelmarkt’ and enjoy karting, the event was a great success. A snake show with all the most dangerous snakes in Namibia was the highlight of the evening. Together with iFUN, the Consulate organized a raffle for Dutch charity Orange Babies that runs children projects in Windhoek and Okahandja. Fantastic prizes were sponsored by Dutch corporates including a free flight to any destination in Europe with a stopover at Hilton Schiphol. We gratefully acknowledge the sponsors that made this event possible: Royal Dutch Shell, iFUN Family Entertainment, Heineken, Namibia Breweries, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.