The Netherlands-American Association of Minnesota

Upcoming events

    • 23 Apr 2020
    • 03 May 2020
    • RiverCentre, St. Paul

    Festival of Nations

    The Festival of Nations is the largest and longest running multicultural festival in Minnesota, celebrating cultural diversity with food, music, demonstrations, exhibits and dance. 

    At the Festival of Nations we are able to renew a sense of pride in our respective ethnic heritages. At the same time we have the opportunity to develop an appreciation, rather then just a tolerance of the culture of others as we build for the future together. 

    The Festival of Nations will take place from in the St Paul River Centre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102. The Dutch Club will be present with an exhibit and of course with the cafe, where people can enjoy some traditional Dutch "lekkernijen". 

    We are not able to do the Festival of Nations without volunteers. Please consider helping us out during one or more shifts in the cafe and/or exhibit. And after your shift you have all the time to explore the rest of the festival! 

    We will provide a sign up sheet in March and will send a link in email and provide that here.

    Visit the Festival of Nations website for more information.

    • 26 Apr 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Danish American Center, Minneapolis

    King's Day 

    We are celebrating King's Day at the Danish American Center in Minneapolis. Join us for some 'orange craziness'! 

    This fun event is for all ages! The kids can set up their blanket and sell their items at the Flea Market. We also encourage them to bring their bike, decorate it and take part in the bike parade. Sign up is not necessar but please be on time so you don't miss out on the fun! 

    This event is free for members. Non-members pay $5 for adults, $3 for kids ages 4 and up. 

    In 2013, Willem-Alexander became the first King of the Netherlands in 123 years. Consequently, from 2014  onward the name has been changed from Queen's Day to King's Day. Queen's Day was always celebrated on April 30th, the birthday of his grandmother prinses Juliana. King's  Day is celebrated on April 27, which is the birthday of  Willem-Alexander.

    King's Day is the biggest national event in Holland. Everything and everyone turns orange and celebrates on King's Day. You will find music shows, fairs, flea markets and parties throughout the country.

    It is also an opportunity for "orange madness" or oranjegekte, for the national color, when the normally strait-laced Dutch let down their hair, often dyed orange for the occasion (

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