King’s Day and Liberation Day are still a long way off, but you will still spot many waving flags with orange pennants in the Netherlands on Tuesday December 7th. There is also a party in The Hague, but why?

The Dutch tricolor will not be hoisted tomorrow for nothing. It has everything to do with Princess Amalia’s eighteenth birthday. A special day, because from tomorrow the crown princess will be of age. This means that Amalia can officially succeed her father – King Willem-Alexander.

Flags are out in The Hague

In order not to let this festive day pass unnoticed, the Dutch flag with the orange pennant. Of course, the flag goes out for the princess in The Hague as well. What do you think, will the flag of Huis ten Bosch Palace be the first to be hoisted?

The Hague carillonneurs ring bells

In addition to raising the red-white-blue flag, the Oranjebond all carillonneurs in the Netherlands to ring the bells. The Royal Glockenspiel Association (KNKV) has made a special composition for this special day, called ‘Amalia Achttien’. The chimes will be played on Tuesday December 7 between . and 09.09 hours across the country. So if you hear the bells of the Grote Kerk in The Hague tomorrow, you’ll know why.

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