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King's Day 2016

King's Day

Wednesday 27 April 2016 Photo

Amsterdam King's Day is officially the national celebration of the birthday of the King, but this in reality is only an excuse to party hard. The celebrations takes place all over the Netherlands, but have a special atmosphere in big cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam or The Hague.

In Amsterdam, King's Day (formerly Queen's Day) is by far the largest open-air festivity, with estimated 750.000 people come to the city, wisely arriving by train.

Places in centre like Dam, Damrak, Rokin, Rembrandtplein, Spui, Leidsestraat and Leidseplein are bursting with crowds celebrating and wearing orange. On King's Day, all street trade all over the city is unregulated, so it is also the time for second-hand shopping. In Vondelpark the children show their business talents offering various attractions.

Location: Town centre

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Other events in Amsterdam

De Parade
Friday 12 — Sunday 28 August 2016
Kunst RAI
Wednesday 1 — Sunday 5 June 2016
Taste of Amsterdam
Thursday 2 — Sunday 5 June 2016
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