Koningsdag 2024 is almost here!
Get ready for an incredible day of pure joy and enthusiasm as Koningsdag 2024 sweeps through the Shipyards in North Vancouver! On April 27, 2024, an unforgettable celebration of our vibrant Dutch culture starts at 11:00, as the Pipe Shop transforms into a dynamic Dutch festival unlike any other. From exhilarating traditional Dutch entertainment for the young and young at heart, courtesy of the Dutch Business Club, De Esdoorn, and The Dutch Cultural Association of BC, to an awe-inspiring Dutch Network market featuring Dutch and Dutch connected vendors at the Shipbuilders’ Square, every moment promises to ignite your senses and bring a smile from ear to ear! Don't miss out on this extraordinary occasion of all things Orange.
Dutch DJ Ben Liebrand is in the house!
The Dutch Network Koningsdag party in the evening will be an epic dance party! We present the biggest act we have ever had. As the Godfather of Dutch dance music DJs, the illustrious Ben Liebrand, a Dutch Network member, will take center stage at our highly anticipated ticketed event. For those who remember the glory days of Radio Veronica on Hilversum 3 in the 80s and 90s, you'll instantly recognize Ben Liebrand from his iconic shows like 'In The Mix,' 'de Minimix,' and the legendary '100plus Grandmix.' This extraordinary artist has collaborated with music legends such as Sting, TLC, Phil Collins, The Doobie Brothers, Bill Withers, Salt-N-Pepa, etc. It's no wonder that Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Olav Basoski, DJ Jean, Ferry Corsten, and DJ Dano consider Liebrand their main reason for entering the music business.
Typical Dutch food throughout
Experience tantalizing flavours all day as the tantalizing aroma of authentic Dutch and Indonesian cuisine fills the air from the outside food trucks. From 11:00, indulge your taste buds with iconic Patatje Speciaal met ui, Broodje kroket, and frikandel by Dutch snackbar, Dutchlicious. Are you yearning for Nasi or Sate? Bali Bites' remarkable food truck has arrived to satisfy your Indonesian desires. More Dutch classics are being thoughtfully curated just for you. Throughout the festival day, coffee and speculaas cookies are generously donated by Dutch Network. The evening party is an exquisite fusion of Indonesian and Dutch delicacies through various food stations throughout the venue. As you dance away, expending copious amounts of energy, delectable treats await you at every corner. And prepare yourself, for there are enough bitterballen to satisfy every guest.
Even bigger and better this year!
Welcome to Koningsdag 2024 in Vancouver, B.C. It's one of the biggest Koningsdag parties in North America. Last year's event was a huge success. This time, we're making it even bigger and better. The Dutch Network is hosting this event with the Consulate General of the Netherlands at the Pipe Shop, part of the Shipyards in the City of North Vancouver. Join us at 6:00 PM for our epic Koningsdag party with 300 community members. Your ticket includes free authentic Dutch and Indonesian food, an open wine and beer bar, two DJs, and speeches by the consul general of The Netherlands and the mayor of the City of North Vancouver. Specially made martinis can be purchased separately at our beautiful martini bar, hosted by Copperpenny Distillery.
Get your tickets now!
Tickets for the party are $65 and include free authentic Dutch and Indonesian food and an open bar serving wine and beer. You heard it right: food and drinks are included (except for martinis)! The event will also have two amazing DJs. DJ Rene Sloos will kick off the party, while the legendary Ben Liebrand will rock the house for 3 hours after. To start the night, the Consul General will give a speech along with the Wilhelmus at 19:00. If that isn't enough, you can grab a free book from our library or take some incredible photos at our Selfie-Wall.
So what are you waiting for? Join us, and don't forget to wear your best Oranje outfit. We can't wait to see you at the most epic party in town on April 27!
With DJ Rene Sloos kicking off the event, attendees can expect an exceptional dance party. Rene will be performing a two-hour set of Dutch music. For the main 3-hour act, we have the acclaimed DJ Ben Liebrand, often referred to as the pioneer of Dutch DJs. He has played a significant role in shaping the careers of artists such as Armin van Buuren and Tiësto.
Food and drinks
Your ticket will also grant you access to complimentary Dutch and Indonesian cuisine from multiple food stations located throughout the venue. The open bar serves a variety of beverages including beer, wine, and non-alcoholic options. Additionally, Copperpenny Distillery offers their delectable martinis for purchase.