Faith to this Land of mine
Dutch King’s Day Celebration in Spain
King’s Day is a day of exuberant celebrations in the Netherlands: everyone wears orange, brass bands take to the streets and the beer taps work overtime. Since 1983, this Dutch festivity has also been organised in the Spanish coastal town of Benidorm, a popular abode for thousands of Dutch sunseekers. I went to see it for myself two years running.
(The expression ‘Faith to this land of mine’ (‘den vaderland getrouwe’) is a well-known line from the Dutch national Anthem.)