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King's Day

Across Netherlands, but the biggest party is in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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HAIL TO THE KING!

I happened to fall upon King's Day as my 2nd day in Amsterdam, not knowing in advance what a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
glenuehlein
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West Palm Beach, Florida
Quite the Celebration to Witness!

We recently visited Amsterdam NL for Kings Day for the second time (we also went in 2016). Both... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
CuriousCanuk
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Ottawa, Canada
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King’s Day is one of the biggest nationwide festivals in the Netherlands. Formerly known as Queen’s Day and celebrated on April 30, King’s Day is now celebrated on April 27, the birthday of Willem-Alexander, who ascended the throne in 2013. Queens/Kings’s day has been celebrated since 1885, and is a day when everyone in the Netherlands wears orange, in honour of the Dutch royal family of Orange-Nassau. Residents often take to the streets for a large, nationwide street-sale, and then head out for a day of partying in cities around the country.
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Across Netherlands, but the biggest party is in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I happened to fall upon King's Day as my 2nd day in Amsterdam, not knowing in advance what a wonderful happening. Lot's of street sales, lots of partying. Everyone wears Orange color - I happened to have an orange shirt which I proudly wore to...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We recently visited Amsterdam NL for Kings Day for the second time (we also went in 2016). Both times were an incredible time and memorable experience. Kings Day (formerly Queens Day) is a Nation wide celebration and National holiday in celebration of the King’s Birthday...More

Thank CuriousCanuk
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

festival in breda 26euro 10 hours music where can you get that book early 40000 people there. i wanted to see armin van buuren in his own country.i am 64 and there where a lot of young people there down to about 9 but who...More

Thank Geoffrey A
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Personally, I’m not a big fan of parties, but this city is alive during the King’s Day! Crazy! Enjoy!

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

My friend and I have traveled to Amsterdam two years in a row for King’s Day and we absolutely love this festival/experience. As Americans, we are always looking for opportunities to broaden our cultural experiences in unique ways and Kong’s Day is one of the...More

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

This must be one of the best parties in Amsterdam. Love the atmosphere, the people, the orange cloths and so on.

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

I was in Amsterdam for a business trip with a colleague and happened to stay over an extra day, which turned out to be King's Day. What I really want to address in this review is public transportation on that day, as we ran into...More

Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Kings Day is when you will find almost everyone out on streets- everyones either drinking or dancing away!

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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Another great reason to make a spring visit to Holland. Late night through early morning DJ's playing to a soft bouncing very mixed crowd of beer drinking smiling people-and that's just the pre-party. It's like headphone dancing hold the headphones. It's also a fun day...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

What a fun holiday! Happened to be visiting during this holiday and had such a great time. Lots of music, street vendors, beer and orange everywhere. Be aware that the city is hard to get around unless you are walking there are no taxis or...More

Thank Tiffany S
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temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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kalona60
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Response from Solodam J | Reviewed this property |
at the King day self (27thApril) is always chaotic, a lot of trams don't ride their original route. The next day is back to normal again. If you like a big fest this is one of a kind (dutch only), seeing all the people with... More
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