Bigger and better than ever!

Kings Day 2024

Join us at one of the largest Koningsdag celebrations in North America. Dutch Network, Dutch Business Club, De Esdoorn, DCABC , and the Consulate General of The Netherlands will provide a full day of activities.


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Koningsdag 2024 is almost here!

Get ready for the largest Koningsdag celebration in North America. Pure joy and enthusiasm sweep through the Shipyards in North Vancouver! On April 27, 2024, an unforgettable celebration of our vibrant Dutch culture starts at 11:00 to 16:00, as the Pipe Shop and Shipbuilders’ Square transform into a dynamic free Dutch festival unlike any other. No tickets needed, bring the entire family. 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 market by Dutch Network 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! If that isn't enough, you can grab a free book from the Dutch Network library, enjoy the live music, eat at a Dutch or Indonesian food truck, or take some incredible photos at our Selfie-Wall. Don't miss out on this extraordinary occasion of all things Orange.

Koningsdag 2023

Dutch DJ Ben Liebrand is in the house!

The Dutch Network Koningsdag party in the evening is sold-out! Over 350 Ticket holders will experience 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. 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 to 16:00, 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. And in the evening, we do it all over again, but this time it is included in the ticket price.

Dutchlicious food truck
Kings Day sjoelen

Even bigger and better this year!

The largest Koningsdag in North America will be a huge success. This time, we made it even bigger and better. Dutch Network is hosting the evening party with the Consulate General of the Netherlands at the Pipe Shop, part of the Shipyards in the City of North Vancouver. Starting at 6:00 PM, our sold-out epic dance party with host over 350 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 cocktails can be purchased separately at our beautiful cocktail bar, hosted by Copperpenny Distillery. Our ‘speakeasy’ is located in a separate building for those who would like to catch up with friends.

Koningsdagprogramma 2024:

Day (Free Entrance)

Market (Braderie) | 11:00 – 16:00
Family Games @ the Pipe Shop building | 11:00 – 16:00
Food Trucks | 11:00 – 16:00
Live Music - Polkas Partners | 12:00 – 13:00
Live Music – Jazzillion | 14:00 – 16:00

Evening (Paid, For Ticket Holders Only)

Koningsdag Dance Party – DJ Rene Sloos | 18:00 – 20:00
Koningsdag Dance Party – Speeches | 19:00 – 19:20
Koningsdag Dance Party – DJ Ben Liebrand | 20:00 – 23:00

In other words, a day full of activities and amazing entertainment!


Ben Liebrand

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.

You can check out his website here >>>

Food and drinks

Bali Bites

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.

Questions? We have the answers!

Pipe Shop and Shipbuilders’ Square
The Shipyards
125 Victory Ship Way
North Vancouver, BC V7L 0B3

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Do you still have questions? You can reach out to us and we will do our best to answer your question as soon as possible. Please keep your question brief as this is a very busy time for our volunteers.

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