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King's Day 2016

Photo Wednesday 27 April 2016

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




Other events in Amsterdam

IDFA - International Documentary Filmfestival of Amsterdam
Wednesday 16 — Sunday 27 November 2016
Taste of Amsterdam
Thursday 2 — Sunday 5 June 2016
Ice rink Leidseplein
Middle of November to early January
National Museum Week
Saturday 8 — Friday 14 April 2017
Open Garden Days
Friday 17 — Sunday 19 June 2016
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