Royal Welcome Event Utrecht Region a King's day Party!

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April 27th is the King’s official birthday. Each year, this is celebrated with parties, street markets, concerts and special events. We would like to introduce you and other newcomers to the Utrecht Region to celebrate this Dutch tradition with us. This is an opportunity for you to experience a characteristic boat tour through the historic canals of Utrecht, get a taste of the Dutch cuisine, and meet fellow internationals new to this region. We have an exclusive spot at the wharf where you can view the passing boats.



Drinks and bites at the wharf cellar 'Grote Catacomben,' traditional Dutch games,
 and welcome by the Mayor of Utrecht, Jan van Zanen 


Canal cruise through the canals of Utrecht  (you can bring your own drinks - no strong liquor allowed)
 Note: if you just join for the canal cruise make sure you are at the 'Grote Catacomben no later than 15:30.



 If you would like to join us in Utrecht on April 27th, please note that we ask a fee for a ticket. We have 3 kinds of tickets:

 1 - Join the whole day - including the party boat

 2 - Join the whole day - including the 'classic' boat (also suitable for children)

 3 - Join the first half of the day at Grote Catacomben

 You can register by clicking on the following link.
Note: There is a limited number of places available for this day, so if you want to join this special welcome, please register in time. You can bring your own drinks and bites on the boats (no strong liquor allowed). 

 For more information, please contact Tessa Wapstra (Project Coordinator for the International Talent Community Utrecht & Economic Board Utrecht) at

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