The King's market around the Lambertus square in Blerick is the largest in Limburg, 2019.
Back in time
King's Day started as Princess Day. Princess Wilhelmina turned five on August 31, 1885. A Utrecht newspaper decided to celebrate that day in the local Oranjepark. In the years that followed, more and more cities adopted such festivities, making Princess Day a national celebration, especially for children. Already in 1890 the name changed to Queen's Day. Wilhelmina was only eleven years old at the time, but was already queen, because her 63-year-older father (Willem III) had died eight months earlier.