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  1. NLBorrelaar
    • CommentAuthorMiriamvanR
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2012 edited
    Celebrate Queen’s Day with us!

    The Dutch community in San Francisco invites you to celebrate Queen’s Day this year on April 28th near the Dutch Windmill and the Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden in Golden Gate Park. Queen’s Day will be filled with activities and festivities for the entire family to enjoy:

    - Bike-ride “Market to Mill”
    - Walking tour Golden Gate Park by City Guides
    - Official opening Murphy’s Mill
    - Classical music concert at Park Chalet
    - Flea market
    - Children’s games
    - Soccer for kids
    - Commercial market
    - Live entertainment
    - Food and beer garden

    Bike-ride “Market to Mill”

    We will start off the day with the traditional Dutch bike ride, this year “from Market to Mill.” Starting at 9:30am at “My Dutch Bike” on Market Street and ending at the Murphy’s Windmill in Golden Gate Park around 11:00am. Please dress up for the occasion (anything orange or red-white-and-blue will do).
    Want to join the Bike Coalition and the Dutch in this epic bike-tour? Please register here (link to:

    Walking Tour in Golden Gate Park

    In the morning, City Guides will organize a guided walking tour in Golden Gate Park that will also end at the Murphy’s Mill around 11:00am.
    Please register here for the City Guides walking tour (link to: )

    Official Opening Murphy’s Windmill

    At 11:00am, SF Recreation and Parks and the Netherlands Consulate will officially open the Murphy’s Windmill and Millwrights Cottage in Golden Gate Park. There will be a exposition in the Cottage about windmills and sustainable energy. After the opening, we will walk through the park towards the Dutch Windmill at JFK Drive (blocked from Ocean Drive to 47th Avenue) for the festive Queen’s Day program.

    Classical Music Concert at Park Chalet

    In the Park Chalet, you can enjoy a beautiful classical music concert performed by winners of the Princess Christina Concours: pianist Laurens de Man, Annemiek de Bruin on clarinet and Ferdinand Binnendijk on the mandolin. A special “Queen’s Day lunch” will be on the menu. Tickets for the concert can be purchased through the Netherland-America Foundation ( The concert will start at 12:00 pm.

    Flea Market

    Like the good Vondelpark tradition, we support a flea market on Queen’s Day, under the trees in the park at JFK Drive. It’s a great opportunity for kids and grown-ups who want to do a little “spring-cleaning” in the house. Grab a blanket, take a spot, and sell your stuff. Please let us know if you or your kids want to participate in the flea market (mail to The area is open from 11:00am – 5:00pm.

    Children’s Games

    The kids can participate in numerous typical Dutch games, such as “touwtrekken,” “zaklopen,” “blikgooien,” “ezeltje-prikje,” “sjoelen” and solving the puzzle of the Netherlands. We’ll also have facepainting, storybook reading (in Dutch!) and a bouncy castle. For all your little explorers, there will be a special scavenger hunt from The Dutch Windmill to the Murphy’s Windmill and back (under supervision by parents, of course). Please register your kids for the games at the registry table on the day of the event.

    We still need VOLUNTEERS to help out at the Children’s games. This will all be simple but fun stuff. We will provide you with instructions about the games, and we ask for a minimum of two hours of your time. Please help us out so all the kids will have their chance to participate. You can enlist here (link to

    Soccer for Kids

    For the little soccer-superstars-to-be, we are organizing a “”little league” with demonstrations and a tournament. If your little “Johan Cruijff” wants to participate, please register here (link to

    Market, Beer Garden and Live Entertainment

    There will be an extensive market with all kinds of Dutch stuff, Dutch and Indonesian food, arts & crafts and so on. While enjoying your drink in the beer garden (21 and up), taking a stroll through the market, or having a snack at one of the numerous food stands, let us entertain you!

    12:00 – 2:00pm DJ Mark van Brabant
    2:00 – 2:10pm Official Opening by Consul General Bart van Bolhuis
    2:10 – 3:10pm Performance by “Once Again”
    3:10 – 3:40pm Performance by Rick VanderKleijn (Dutch singer from LA,
    3:40 – 5:00pm DJ Mark van Brabant

    We hope everyone will have a great time at our Queen’s Day Celebration 2012. Please spread the word and invite all your friends, family and neighbors. The more the merrier!

    For updates :


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    There are TWO queen's day celebrations in San Francisco this year.
    Information about the other event will be posted here shortly.
  3. NLBorrelaar
    • CommentAuthorMarcusdj
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2012 edited
    The schedule for the day activities has changed.

    1:00PM-2PM Performance by "Once Again"
    2:00 – 2:10pm Official Opening by Consul General Bart van Bolhuis
    2:10 – 2:40pm Performance by “Once Again”
    2:40 – 3pm pm Performance by Rick VanderKleijn (Dutch singer from LA,
    3:00 – 5:00pm DJ Marc van Brabant and
  4. NLBorrelaar
    • CommentAuthorMiriamvanR
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2012
    Graag breng ik het onderstaande nog even onder jullie aandacht wat het Koninginnedag-feest van 2012 betreft :

    * Geef je kinderen op voor de voetbal-demonstratie. Email naar

    * Geef jezelf of je kinderen op voor de vrijmarkt. Email naar

    * Geef jezelf op om een kinderspelletje te begeleiden. Alle hulp is nog steeds van harte welkom. Ook al kun je maar een uurtje. Vermeld dit dan wel duidelijk in je email naar Misschien ook interessant voor tieners i.v.m. hun community service hours.

    De programma-tijden vinden jullie hieronder.
    De kinderactiviteiten beginnen vanaf ongeveer 1 PM.
    De laatste informatie over het Koninginnedag-feest is te vinden op : of

    Het event is ook op Facebook terug te vinden :

    Vriendelijke groeten,


    On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 10:17 AM, SFN-CDP wrote:


    Voetbaldemonstratie, waaronder parcours met behendigheid
    Voor kinderen van 6 t/m 14 jaar
    Tijdens Koninginnedag van 02.10 – 03.30 pm
    Kinderen kunnen opgegeven worden via

    Onder begeleiding van Glenn van Straatum, professional coach. Meer informatie over Glenn:


    Location: DUTCH WINDMILL

    01.00 – 02.00 Bike decorating party
    02.00 – 03.00 Family Bike Tour: Around the Golden Gate Park (1 hour)

    Location: STREET (John F. Kennedy Drive)

    11.00 – 05.00 Flea market, vendors and DJ set
    01.30 – 04.30 Children's games
    02.10 – 03.30 Soccer demonstration: Learn soccer skills


    01.30 – 02.00 Optreden Band `Once Again'
    02.00 – 02.10 Openingsspeech door Bart van Bolhuis en volkslied (Amerikaans en Nederlands)
    02.10 – 03.00 Optreden Band `Once Again'
    03.00 – 03.30 Rick Vanderkleijn
    03.30 – 05.00 DJ Marc van Brabant

    Location: PARK CHALET

    12.00 noon – 1.30 pm Lunch concert Netherlands American Foundation (NAF), winners of the Princes Christina Concourse
    05.00 pm – 07.00 pm Happy Hour

    Location: My Dutch Bike

    09.00 Start Market to Mill Bike Tour


    11.00 Arrival Market to Mill Bike Tour and opening Murphy's Windmill and millers house

    Consulate General of the Netherlands

    Mailing Address: 1 Montgomery Street / Suite 3100 / San Francisco / CA 94104

    Visiting Address: 120 Kearny Street / Suite 3100 / San Francisco / CA 94104

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