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National Theatre turns orange to promote Dutch Queen’s Day

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The National Theatre was lit in a vibrant shade of orange on Wednesday night to promote two local events to celebrate Dutch Queen's Day.

National Theatre turns orange to promote Dutch Queen’s Day

Queen's Day is the biggest celebration and national holiday on the Dutch calendar. Last year the the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions brought Queen's Day to the South Bank under the Holland House brand.

To promote this year's festivities the National Theatre beamed brilliant orange on Wednesday night whilst bright orange living statues stood on the riverside walkway.

Appropriately enough the National Theatre's colour-changing lighting system was installed last year by Dutch firm Philips.

On Friday 25 April top Dutch DJs ErickE and Don Diablo take centre stage at the seOne club for Club Holland (5 in advance, 10 on the door).

The party continues on Saturday 26 April from 12 noon in Bernie Spain Gardens on the South Bank, where live bands and DJs will have you on your feet again. There is also live comedy and a Dutch market selling delicious local delicacies such as caramel waffles, herring and a selection of cheeses. Furthermore there is plenty of ice-cold local brew on tap during the day.

Children can enjoy Sesame Street-themed fun in the Madurodam kids' corner, including face painting, meet & greet sessions with Bert & Ernie, traditional Dutch children's games and theatre performances.

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