On April 30th, over 800 people celebrated Dutch Kings Day (Koningsdag) in Battery Park City, the celebration of the Dutch King’s Wilem-Alexander of the Netherlands birthday.
This Dutch tradition, celebrates with open markets, music and food festivals filled with traditional Dutch games and foods.
This years event was organized by T Klokhuis, the Dutch language school in New York and The Netherlands Consulate General.
Local merchants Le Pain Quotidien, Beemster Cheese, KLM, Nijntje (Miffy), Voorn Croquetes, ING, Bierens Group, Daelmans Stroopwafels, Kinderfeets, Merchant River House, and BPCA helped make this celebration a great success!
The consul of the Dutch consulate presented Loura Zijdel-Eelkema the director of T Klokhuis with a special medallion from the Dutch King for all her great work here in New York City for the Dutch.
photos by Hilde Lammersen