When Queen Beatrix abdicated on Koninginnedag in 2013 at the age of 75, her son Willem-Alexander became the first King of the Netherlands since the observance of the national holiday, the name was changed from Koninginnedag (Queen's Day) to Koningsdag (King's Day) and the date adjusted slightly from April 30th to now April 27th, Willem-Alexander's birthday.
Orange is also the color worn by Dutch national sports teams, such as it's successful soccer team despite the colors of it's flag being red, white and blue.
Not only do people dress in orange, but there are also orange costumes, drinks and food. The night before King's Day is also celebrated in some larger cities, such as Amsterdam, Utrecht and The Hauge, and called King's Night, which began as a successful response to rowdyism in the 1990's.
For three years they were able to defend their place in Division I Group B, but a sixth place finish in 2015 dropped them to Division II Group A for 2016, where they dominated with 4 regulation wins and an overtime win to earn an immediate promotion back to Division I Group B, which is currently taking place this week in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
He played for the national team on nine times, seven in the World Championships B Pool, once in the C Pool, and again in an Olympic qualification tournament in 2000 with his finest tournament being the 1992 World Championships when he scored 3 goals and 6 points in 7 games.
Extra bonus jersey: Today's extra bonus jersey is a 2008 Netherlands National Team Ivy van den Huevel jersey as worn in the 2008 IIHF Division I Group A World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria as well as the IIHF Group C Pre-Olympic Qualification Tournament in Narva, Estonia in November 2008.