[Video] Why do the Dutch wear orange?

[Video] Why do the Dutch wear orange?

[Video] Why do the Dutch wear orange?

If you are in the Netherlands on King’s Day, you won’t be able to turn a corner without seeing someone or something in orange. But why do the Dutch wear orange? It isn’t a colour on their flag after all…

As it turns out, there is an interesting back-story as to why the Dutch have ended up with orange as their national colour. YouTube channel WonderWhy takes us through the history of the Netherlands and how it is that orange came to be the Dutch national colour.

What is your national colour? Let us know in the comments below!



Mina Solanki

Mina studied an MA in European Linguistics at the University of Groningen and has since worked as a translator, writer and editor. She loves to read and has a particular...

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