3 ways of celebrating the Royal Wedding if you’re a Brit in the Netherlands

In case you haven’t heard enough about it already: it is the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It’s a pretty big deal and it’s been spoken about all over the world. Even the American’s are going crazy, because she’s managed to bag a British prince (yum). So what if you’re a Brit who lives in the Netherlands? Here’s 3 things that you might do. Warning: I’m sarcastic as hell.

Oh, we all love a wedding…

1. Grab 24 beers from Dirk and put BBC on

We are lucky living in the Netherlands and having incredibly cheap beer (I mean, some beer here is actually somehow digestible at under 20 cent a bottle). This is the perfect time to head to somewhere like Dirk, grab a crate and do another thing that we do best: drink. It’s even better that the Netherlands provides us with the BBC with our television packages, so we can easily watch without illegally streaming it. BTW, Jillz is 2 for 5 euros, if you’re missing that cider (it’s almost like it was deliberate). OR even better, head to Gall and Gall and get hold of some Pimm’s – I’ve introduced to people to it here and they love it.

Or we could go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over. 😉 (please say you got the reference)

2. Do nothing and just moan about it

Why would you watch it? You moved to the Netherlands after all. All that tax money being wasted, all that security that needs to be there, all of that unnecessary happiness. How dare that be on BBC and take over all of our fantastic day time television. Make sure you let everyone know how you don’t care about it. Write a status and say that’s why you’ve left the country (and don’t forget to tag ‘location: Netherlands’ in it). Nah, I’m kidding with this. But seriously now, are you really British if you don’t moan about it? After all, that’s what we’re fantastic at (not being patriotic and moaning, in case you missed the jist).

No, it’s fine, you can moan…maybe.

3. Have a British party and invite all your Dutch friends over (to see how mad we all are)

Nah, we’re not all mad. But it would be pretty cool for have a full blown party, with cocktail sausages, party rings, penguin chocolate bars and pringles. You could even host a British breakfast with sausages, fried eggs, bacon and beans. If you can brave the ‘beans’ that they sell in the Netherlands, go for it (urgh), or head to your nearest British shop to get hold of some Heinz. Putting your baking skills to the test, with scones, jam and clotted cream (controversial British comment: jam goes first by the way). If you don’t have any flags to hand, you get get some icing and get creative with fairy cakes or a sponge cake. Again, don’t forget the Pimm’s (Gall and Gall, guys)!

Go crazy patriotic…

As you can see, our ideas were absolutely thrilling and I know you would be truly lost without this article. 😉 But no, seriously, enjoy the day, moan about it, drink to it, eat to it, get your Dutch folk involved, being British is all part of your identity after all!

What will you be doing? Let us know in the comments! And don’t forget to join our DutchReview Facebook group for more DutchReview stuff! 

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Emma Brown
A familiar face at DutchRevew. Emma arrived in Holland in 2016 for a few weeks, fell in love with the place and never left. Here she rekindled her love of writing and travelling. Now you'll find her eating stroopwafels in the DutchReview office since 2017.

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