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Published on April 30, 2013, by Jackie in Netherlands Life.

Koninginnedag, or Queen’s Day, is the official birthday of the Dutch Queen. According to www.iamamsterdam.com, the first Queen’s Day was celebrated on 31 August 1885, in honor of the birth of Queen Wilhelmina. In 1949, the day was changed to 30 April to celebrate the birthday of Wilhemina’s daughter, Juliana.  The current monarch, Queen Beatrix,