King's Day in San Francisco

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Join Us!

Come join us for SF King's Day in Golden Gate Park at the MURPHY WINDMILL to celebrate Dutch culture and traditions, including traditional Dutch games, flea market, Dutch food, beer, music & more!



The 'Oranje Comité' (Marjolein Daas, Yvonne Jilderda, Dirk Balkenende, Nynke van den berg, Pim Brouwer, Gerita Brinks and Liselotte Spitters) is already busy preparing for the annual Dutch King's Day celebrations in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. This phenomenal party attracts a crowd of over 3,000 people! An amazing opportunity for your business to get some visibilty.
We are offering your company/organization a prime venue in the heart of the Golden Gate Park San Francisco, an ideal setting to meet potential customers and consumers. This creates an opportunity to brand your organization to an international crowd and build relationships in the Bay Area.

Check out the various SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES on the Netherlands America Foundation (NAF) website.

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Stay in the know! Follow us: SFKingsday on Facebook

Ride Your Bike!

10am-noon: Orange Bicycle Ride

Celebrate Dutch King’s Day and join this free group bike ride. Wear orange, bring your bicycle, and be ready for a fun group ride in celebration of King's Day! This FREE event is for ages 12 and up. Sponsored by Royal Dutch Gazelle.

  • 10:30AM: Gather at Queen Wilhelmina Windmill (Dutch Windmill)
  • 12:30PM: Ride ends at the Murphy Windmill
  • Children's Toy Exchange!

    noon-5pm: Vrijmarkt 

    Email us if your kids want to put down a blanket on the grass at the foot of the windmill and showcase their used books, toys, games, and more at this Dutch-style toy exchange, called "Vrijmarkt"? The kids a are also invited to perform singing or playing an instrument.


    Help make it happen and volunteer for an hour or more! 


    1pm-3pm: Dutch Children's Games

    The Dutch School Silicon Valley coordinates Traditional Dutch Children’s Games from 1-3pm. Prepare for some traditional Dutch games like: zaklopen, spijkerpoepen, kroonwerpen, kloslopen, ezeltje prik and memory.

    Spread the Word!

    Invite your friends, share 
    and our SFKingsDay Facebook Event Page.


    Enjoy Dutch favorites at the various food trucks (not yet confirmed):

  • Ori Deli – Dutch and Indonesian snacks
  • Dutchman's Stroopwafels - syrup waffles
  • Hiyaaa Truck - Dutch fries, pancakes, pea soup ('snert')
  • Seoulful Chicken – Dutch fries, ‘frikandellen’, ‘bitterballen'
  • Little Red Riding truck – schnitzel and currywurst with fries
  • Evi's Dutch Indo Kitchen - traditional Dutch-Indonesian food
  • Mobowl – sateh, pickled herring
  • Donate!

    The success of this free event depends on the generousity of our guests. Please consider making a donation at the entrance of the event. Thank you!


    Our national color is orange, because the Dutch monarchy is the "House of Orange”. You will see it in abundance on King’s Day. So grab all the orange you have in your closet (dust off that Halloween and Giants gear!).


    The royal celebrations were first held on 31 August 1885 in honour of the birth of Queen Wilhelmina, and the Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag) tradition was born. After Wilhelmina’s daughter (Juliana) succeeded to the throne in 1949, the day was changed to 30 April in accordance with the new Queen's birthday. When she became queen, the now Princess Beatrix chose to retain the day in honor of her mother but as of 2014, King’s Day is officially celebrated on 27 April (the king’s birthday).


    A big Thank You to the current sponsors for helping us make this another successful event:
    Henney Neys, Palo Alto Networks, Kinderfeets, Fugro, Ayden, KLM, Ingenico, RoadBear RV, Rabobank, Gazelle, Heineken, Netherland-America Foundation (NAF), and the Dutch Consulate General.




    See info on SFKINGSDAY 2018