To all Dutch People, Europhiles, and friends of Holland. For everyone who has been to a Crazy Orange Dutch Queen's day party, knows how much fun they are. The name may have changed slightly but the festive spirit of the day is sure to remain! You'll be treated to a sea of orange as everyone is covered head to toe in oranje (orange) as a show of pride for the Dutch Royal family, the House of Orange-Nassau. Ater 10 Queen's day Parties, NLBorrels, EuroCircle and DJ Marc van Brabant will team up again to create a Dutch Party in San Francisco. It is the biggest King's Night Party west of the Missisppi. So what can you expect: A couple of hundred Dutch Expats, Students, and Dutch People who have been in the United States for Decades but arrange a baby sitter for this Crazy Orange Night :) Plus all the people who have been in Amsterdam for this great Party and can't go to Holland this year will surely attend this party. The one thing in common that is they all be wearing orange and partying together to Dutch Music from 8PM-10PM and then it will transform in a Dutch DJ festival with the newest beats from Holland mixed to together with some Dutch Remixed Classics to 1.30AM Dutch Snacks will be available from Stroopwafels (cookies) to Kaas uit het vuistje (squares of delicious Gouda Cheese), Dutch Drop (liquorice) and many other goodies but it will all be on a first come first serve basis. As the organization understands that not all can afford the minimum of $20 at the door, we have chosen to give all the students and not so wealthy people to obtain a ticket for $5 plus fees for the first 50 people or April 10, whichever comes first then the next 50 bunch tickets will sell for $10 plus fees, then on April 15 it will go to $15 Please take public transportation to this event as for 10 years the average consumption of Dutch Person at the Orange Party has been 5.2 drinks so way over the driving limit. The 22 Fillmore stops right at the venue or take a taxi. After you purchase a ticket, your name will be on the Will Call List and all you have to do is present a valid license or passport to claim your wristband. Only people who purchase the wristbands can collect the wristbands and then you are to distribute them to your friends outside for safe passage into the orange haven. Tickets are available at http://dutchking.eventbrite.com/ NLBorrels Team EuroCircle Team Ketel One History of King's Day The entire country of the Netherlands will celebrate King’s Day (Koningsdag) for the first time in 2014, after the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander on 30 April 2013 (what was then still Queen’s Day). The royal celebrations were first held on 31 August 1885 in honour of the birth of Queen Wilhelmina, and the Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag) tradition was born. After Wilhelmina’s daughter (Juliana) succeeded to the throne in 1949, the day was changed to 30 April in accordance with the new Queen's birthday. When she became queen, the now Princess Beatrix chose to retain the day in honour of her mother but as of 2014, King’s Day will officially be celebrated on 27 April (the king’s birthday). However, the event is traditionally not celebrated on a Sunday which means that the first King's Night is the start of the weekend activities on Friday April 25.