Annie's "Koninginnedag - Queen's Day" Page

~Celebrated as a National Holiday in The Netherlands on April 30th~

Queen's Day is a celebration commemorating Queen Juliana's Birthday!!!!

"This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it."
~Psalms 118:24~

Happy Birthday to Queen Juliana!!!

"And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday,
that he made a feast unto all his servants ..."
~Genesis 40:20~

There are 3 Bible Verses with the word BIRTHDAY in them
Nave's Topical Bible has a page about the word
Smith's Bible Dictionary has a page about the word

"So teach us to number our days, that we may
apply our hearts unto wisdom."

~Psalm 90:12~

What is Queen's Day? How is it Celebrated?
"Queen's Day, things start buzzing early, as everyone gets busy preparing for the Vrijmarkt (free market), the biggest market in the world. Only on this day, anyone can sell anything on the streets, and street musicians can play without special permission. Thousands of people (including many children) drag out old clothing, books, and records and prepare food to sell to the crowds. In the Vondelpark, one of the main hubs of the celebration, only children are allowed to sell their wares. The market is famous for incredible bargains.
This huge birthday party has been going on every year since 1948, when
Queen Juliana succeeded to the Dutch throne as the second Dutch queen. In 1980, Juliana abdicated and was succeeded by her daughter Beatrix, who kept her mother's birthday as a national holiday (hers, on January 31, is too cold). According to tradition, the Queen, her family, and members of the royal house visit two Dutch towns on Queen's Day. The visit is a major occasion, with singing, folk dances, and traditional Dutch games."
~Above Quoted from about Queen's Day~

The Flag of The Netherlands
Where is the Netherlands?
- Pronunciation: (neš'ur-lundz), [key] —n.
the, (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a kingdom in W Europe, bordering on the North Sea, Germany, and Belgium. 14,208,600; 13,433 sq. mi. (34,790 sq. km). Capitals: Amsterdam and The Hague. Also called Holland. Dutch, Nederland.
~Definition of "Netherlands" from
FactMonster Dictionary~

The Netherlands is Governed by a Constitutional Monarchy.
Chief of State: Queen BEATRIX Wilhelmina Armgard (since 30 April 1980); Heir Apparent WILLEM-ALEXANDER (born 27 April 1967), son of the monarch head of government.
Above Information Quoted from:
Netherlands at

What does the Bible say about Kings & Queens?
Did you know that the Lord really does appointment the Rulers of this Earth?
Did you know as a Christian you too are ROYALTY?????
Yes you are considered a Child of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!!!

God is in control. He knows the plans He has for us. He even setteth the kings and leaders in place for His purposes:

"And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:"
~Daniel 2:21~

"The nobles of the nations assemble as the people of the God of Abraham, for the kings of the earth belong to God; he is greatly exalted."
~Psalm 47:9~

There are 1,917 Bible Verses with KING in them.
There are 52 Bible Verses with
QUEEN in them.

"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice:
but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn."
~Proverbs 29:2~

We are Children of god and therefore heirs of the Kingdom!!

Baker's Bible Dictionary tells us this about "Adoption":
"The Greek word for adoption (huiothesia [uiJoqesiva]) means to "place as a son" and is used only by Paul in the New Testament. Each of the five occurrences in his letters is to readers of a decidedly Roman background. In one instance Paul refers to the Old Testament idea of Israel's special position as the children of God—"Theirs is the adoption as sons" (Ro 9:4). The remaining four references describe how New Testament believers become children of God through his gracious choice. The full scope of God's work of salvation—past, present, and future—is seen in adoption."

The Flag of The Netherlands
Bible Study Links:
Nave's Topical Bible has
King & Government & Rulers & Queen & Children of god
Torrey's Topical Textbook has
Christ, the King
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary has
Christ as King & King & King,Christ as & King,Kingship
Easton's Bible Dictionary has
Chronicles of king David & King & Queen & Children of God
Smith's Bible Dictionary has
King & Queen

Facts about The Netherlands:
Full country name: Kingdom of the Netherlands
Area: 41,160 sq km
Population: 15,800,000
Capital city: Amsterdam (population 725,000)
People: Over 95% of the population are Dutch (Germanic and Gallo-Celtic stock), most of the rest are Indonesian, Surinamese or Moroccan
Languages: Netherlandic (Dutch & Flemish), Frisian
Religion: 60% Christian (Roman Catholic and Protestant), 3% Muslim
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Head of state: Queen Beatrix van Oranje Nassau
Prime Minister: Wim Kok
~Above Information Quoted from
The Lonely Planet Netherlands Page~

Links about The Netherlands:
Merriam-Webster Map of the Netherlands
Netherlands from
Blank Outline Map of the Netherlands
CIA Factbook page about The Netherlands The Netherlands
Netherlands - Flags of the World
Netherlands - page from Lonely Planet
Dutch Tourist Board
Cycling in the Netherlands
Statistics Netherland
InfoPlease page about
The Netherlands
the Dutch National Anthem
BBC Country Profile- Netherlands
Countries Around the World --
Netherlands Page
Dutch Hat - craft idea

The Flag of The Netherlands
The Royal Family of The Netherlands:
The Queen's Official Website
Princess Juliana Special Tribute
Mot's Castle Page - castles in The Netherlands
More Genealogy Pages:
Genealogy of the Dutch Kings and Queens and Orange-Nassau Genealogy and more Orange-Nassau Genealogy pages and Ancestors of Queen Beatrix

People prefer to wear the orange colors on Queen's Day because it is the colors of the "House of Orange"..... For more about this visit: House of Orange & The Royal Family of the Netherlands & Monarchs of the Netherlands

The Flag of The Netherlands
Famous People from The Netherlands:
Famous Dutch persons
Rembrandt - artist
Corrie ten Boom - Christian who helped hide the Jews during the Holocaust
I visited Amsterdam and loved it. You can read more about my visit and how Corrie ten Boom's writing has influenced my life on:
Annie's "Barnabas was an Encourager" Page
Anne Frank --
Anne Frank Online - a must see if you visit Amsterdam
Vincent Van Gogh --
The Art of Vincent van Gogh
Hans Brinker - author of ‘Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates’ the best-known book on Holland by far.

Queen's Day Links:
Queen's Day (Koninginnedag) --
Amsterdam - Queens Day over the years
How is
Queensday Celebrated Around the World? (from Radio Netherlands)
Koninginnedag - the Netherlands
Lucien's Koninginnedag Page
Dutch Dressups & Royal History from for Kids

When I think of The Netherlands.........

I think about TULIPS and WINDMILLS and CLOGS and cheese and roosters on churches and Anne Frank and Corrie ten Boom and beautiful architecture and Chocolate Letters that a family friend used to bring back to us every Christmas and put them under our pillows!!!

Related Pages by Annie:
I visited Amsterdam and loved it! You can read more about my visit and how Corrie ten
Boom's writings have influenced my life on:
Annie's "Barnabas was an Encourager" Page
Annie’s Getuigenis Pagina & Annie's "Pot met Goud" Pagina
Related Page:
Annie's List of Foreign Languages Pages
Bible Online in
Nederlands Link
Annie's "Koninginnedag" Pagina

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