Royal day celebrated
The Pancake House bought a little piece of Holland to Matamata on Sunday in celebration of the Dutch Queen’s birthday.
It was an all-day event with market stalls, bouncy castles, traditional dutch games and food, and pancake eating competitions.
Owners Thijmen Veenman and Aukje and Arjan de Wilde, along with their staff, went all out to create a festival-like atmosphere.
‘‘The Queen’s birthday is a really big thing in Holland,’’ said Mr Veenman.
‘‘Everyone dresses up in orange. All the streets turn into little markets, there’s games everywhere, drinking, live music – we wanted to bring a little bit of that to the Pancake House.’’
Children were invited to set up their own stalls and drinks were on the house for those dressed in orange.
‘‘People can come and get out of their comfort zone and have some fun,’’ said Mrs de Wilde.
Cheetah: Six-year-old Jaydyn Robinson getting his face painted by Pancake House owner Aukje de Wilde.
Mates: Seb Resink and Ivan de Wilde having a go at the traditional dutch game sjoelen/sjoelbak.