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Dutch “King’s Day” Windmill Festival 2017 | Golden Gate Park

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free and donations are appreciated. Food is for purchase.

Murphy Windmill | Murphy Windmill, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

The Dutch community in San Francisco invites you to celebrate King’s Day 2017 near the Murphy Windmill on the south end of Golden Gate Park.

King’s Day, the biggest national celebration in the Netherlands, is returning once again to San Francisco. Dutch King’s Day San Francisco will be a fun-filled day with music, food, Heineken beer and a variety of great activities.

And yes, the windmill will be turned on (weather permitting) so it’s a rare day to see one of Golden Gate Park’s windmills in action.

2017 King’s Day
Saturday, April 29, 2017 | noon to 5 pm
Murphy Windmill, Golden Gate Park
FREE (sometimes donations are requested at the entrance) – RSVP on Facebook

Please note this event is on April 29, not April 23rd as was previously listed.

Everything and everyone turns orange to celebrate not just King Willem-Alexander’s birthday, but also Dutch culture and the Dutch way of life.

2017 Schedule:

  • 10-Noon Orange Bike 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.
    • 10:30AM: Ride starts at Queen Wilhelmina Windmill (Dutch Windmill)
    • 12:20PM: Ride ends at the Murphy Windmill
  • 12-5pm, Flea market – a Dutch-style flea market on the grass at the foot of the windmill.
  • 12-5pm Beer garden + Food Trucks (for purchase)
    • Ori Deli – Dutch and Indonesian snacks
    • ‘Poffertjes’ / micro pancakes
    • Hiyaaa Truck – Dutch fries, pancakes, pea soup (‘snert’)
    • Seoulful Chicken – Dutch fries, ‘frikandellen’, ‘bitterballen’
    • Little Red Riding truck – schnitzel and currywurst with fries
    • Mobowl – sateh, pickled herring
  • 1-3pm Traditional Dutch Kids Games – traditional Dutch games like: zaklopen, spijkerpoepen, kroonwerpen, kloslopen, ezeltje prik and memory.
Consulate General of the Netherlands

Links: Event details

Cost: FREE*

*Admission is free and donations are appreciated. Food is for purchase.


Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Eating & Drinking, Fairs & Festivals, Outdoors, San Francisco, Top Annual Events
Address: Murphy Windmill, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

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