[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 Solanki

Completed her Master's degree at the University of Groningen and worked as a translator before joining IamExpat. She loves to read and has a particular interest in Greek mythology. In...

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