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Program - Dutch Royal Succession celebrations


Program Dutch Royal Succession celebrations
The abdication of Queen Beatrix and the subsequent investiture of King Willem-Alexander will be celebrated all over New Zealand. On behalf of the Dutch societies and organizations, we hereby invite you to join these celebrations. Find out what is going on in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.


Dutch Queen’s Party
Auckland will be first out of the gates of New-Zealand’s Royal Succession celebrations, hosting the KLM Dutch Queen’s Party on April 27th. With the support of the Netherlands Embassy and the backing of sponsors like KLM, the Auckland-based organization ‘Dutchie’ will organize the biggest ‘Koninginnenach’-party the city has ever seen. The party will kick off from 8.00 pm in the Blue Stone Room in Durham Lane, Auckland CBD.

Given the memorable character of this year’s event with the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of King Willem-Alexander, this party promises to be one to remember. ‘Dutchie’ is flying in two terrific DJ’s from the Netherlands. Firstly, DJ Pim will set the atmosphere for a mindblowping party with a Ski Hut set, followed by DJ MaxM who will show why Dutch DJ’s belong to the best in the world, playing a deep house dance set.

You can find more information about the KLM Dutch Queen’s Party on Like Dutchie on Facebook to keep track of the latest news: Tickets are available through these websites as well. Buy your tickets in March to enjoy the early bird sale with $ 15,- tickets. In April, tickets will be $ 20,-. Included in the price is a welcome drink and a portrait photo of you and your friends/family.

Date: Saturday April 27th, 8.00 pm
Venue: Blue Stone Room, Durham Lane, Auckland CBD
Tickets: $ 15,- in March, $ 20,- in April
More info & ticket sale:,

Ons Dorp
On April 30th, the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of King Willem-Alexander will be celebrated in Ons Dorp with an evening-reception and a live broadcast of the ceremony in the Netherlands. The evening will be filled with live traditional Dutch music. Furthermore, food and beverages will be served. The reception will start at 5.00 pm, only for residents of Ons Dorp and some guests.

Date: Tuesday April 30th – 5.00 pm
Venue: Dutch retirement village Ons Dorp, McLeod Road, Henderson, Auckland


Troonswisseling/Royal Succession Celebration
The Oranjecomité Wellington in collaboration with the Dutch Embassy is organizing the Royal Succession/Troonswisseling celebration in Massey University Tokomaru museum on April 30th. The program will include traditional Dutch music, as well as an Argentinian Tango Orchestra in honour of our future Queen Máxima, followed by the live broadcast of the ceremony in the Netherlands.

The event will start at 6.00 pm. Tickets are $ 10,- (pre-sale) for members of the Dutch Club, $ 12,50 (pre-sale) for non-members, and $ 15,- at the door. Entrance is free for children under 18. Included in the entrance fee are drinks, snacks and an evening filled with entertainment. See the attached flyer for more information about ticket sales.

Date: Tuesday April 30th – registration 5.15pm - 6.00 pm, event 6.00pm – 9.00 pm.
Venue: Tokomaru Museum Building, Wellington
Tickets: $ 10 pre-sale members, $ 12,50 pre-sale non-members, $ 15,- at the door. Under 18 years: free
More info:


Troonswisseling/Royal Succession Celebration
The Netherlands Society Christchurch together with the Dutch Consulate is organizing this year’s Royal Succession/Troonswisseling celebration at The Everglades on April 30th. The program offers a dance for the younger people starting at 5.30 pm till 7.30 pm. A competition for the best dressed orange person with prizes will be held for all age groups, a DJ and food will be supplied to have a great evening for the young.

The official function will start at 8.00 with a live broadcast of the ceremony in the Netherlands, followed by official local speeches. The Netherlands Society Christchurch will welcome and host anyone wanting to stay and watch the ceremony on live television.

Date: Tuesday April 30th – 5.30 pm
Venue: The Everglades, 637 Marshland Road, Christchurch

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