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  • Sat 28 Apr ’12, 1:00pm – 7:00pm


Netherlands Cultural Centre, 637 Marshlands Road, Christchurch District


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

On Saturday 28 April the Dutch community, together with the Netherlands Embassy, celebrates the Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix with a market day and a official reception, hosted by the Ambassador and the Honorary Consul of the Netherlands.

The market is based on the traditional "Vrij markt", or free market, which is held on this day through out the Netherlands.

You can sell whatever you like or buy whatever you like, there will be some traditional Dutch food available and see what people have for sale or sell your own bits and pieces.

The market starts at 1 PM and runs till 5 PM, followed at 5.30 by the official reception for all people of Dutch descent to celebrate their Dutchness and be Orange!

The reception will include a speech by the Ambassador and singing of the National Anthem, the "Wilhelmus".

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