57,000 People Want to Sit on a Dutch Beach to Watch Brexit Unfold Across the Water

Roll up your sleeves and dip your favourite calligraphy pen in ink, because this is one event you won’t want to miss. A Dutch Facebook user has sent out an open invite to watch Brexit across the pond from the safety of North Holland beach. 

Ron Toekook created the event “Gezellig op het strand de Brexit kijken,” literally translating to “Enjoy watching Brexit on the beach.” The event description suggests eating Dutch fries, drinking French wine and downing German beer ready for when Brexit wakes up as a closed country. To be honest, that sounds deeeeeelightful!

The event is scheduled for October 31st, the deadline for the UK to leave the EU. Boris Johnson has vowed to leave with or without a deal. The responses on Facebook have, of course, been pure gold. “I can’t do that day… could it be postponed?” said one user. “Might be nice to end up with a high tea!” suggested another.

The event is gathering attention across the globe. Image: Facebook/Ron Toekook [screenshot]
Almost 8000 people have committed to attending the event, but it could get out of control with more than 57,000 other people interested.

Musical suggestions are being welcomed, with a band possibly playing ‘It’s quiet across the street’ and ‘We’ll meet again.’ Other people have suggested songs like “Somebody that I used to know” by Gotye, and “Sunday bloody Sunday” by U2.

Heading to the beach on October 31st? Got a song suggestion? Let us know in the comments below!

Samantha Dixon 🇦🇺
Samantha Dixon 🇦🇺https://gallivantations.com
Sam has over six years experience writing about life in the Netherlands and leads the content team at DutchReview. She originally came to the Netherlands to study in 2016 and now holds a BA (Hons.) in Arts, a BA (Hons) in Journalism, and (almost) a Masters in Teaching. She loves to write about settling into life in the Netherlands, her city of Utrecht, learning Dutch, and jobs in the Netherlands — and she still can’t jump on the back of a moving bike (she's learning!).


  1. Don’t forget all the thinking people in England who don’t like being lied to and cheated by people pursuing their own agendas with no regard for the effects on others. How do I go about emigrating to the Netherlands?
    Ik ben Nederlands aan het leren. Bedankt aan Bart de Pau.

  2. Doomsday Clock – The Smashing Pumpkins

    End of the Road – Boyz to Men

    It’s the End of the World as We Know It – REM

    Without You – Porter Robinson

    Anything by EUROPE ?

  3. They must play surely The Final Countdown. Europe. Will the spectators welcome any Brexfugees that make it across the North Sea. I might be one of ’em.


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