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King's Day in Amsterdam

Held every year on 27 April, King's Day (previously known as Queen's Day) is renowned for being one of the biggest and most colourful festivities in the Netherlands, and especially so in Amsterdam.

All you need to know about King's Day

King's Day (Koningsdag) is held on 27 April (the king's birthday) every year. Find out all you need to know about King's Day in Amsterdam, from the history and traditions to the best events in town and travel tips to make sure everyone has a fun, enjoyable day.

About King's Day in Amsterdam

About King's Day

King's Day (formerly Queen's Day) festivities invite locals and visitors alike to soak up Amsterdam's open-air fun. In the streets, canals, parks and ...

Practical info

Find all you need to know about getting to and around Amsterdam on King's Day (formerly Queen's Day) and the rules & regulations to ensure everyone ha...

What's on

King’s Day (previously known as Queen’s Day, prior to the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander) is a public holiday in the Netherlands but certainly ...

What's on this King's Day in Amsterdam

King's Day parties & events

King's Day (formerly Queen's Day) must turn every other monarchy in the world green with envy as Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands turn a brig...

King's Night events & parties

King's Day must turn every other monarchy in the world green with envy as Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands turn a bright shade of orange to c...

King's Day family fun

Aside from children being able to try their hand at trading on King's Day (formerly Queen's Day), there are also plenty more activities taking place a...

King's Day street markets

As a city built on trade, Amsterdammers love to haggle and there’s no better place to pick up a bargain than at the citywide vrijmarkt ('free market')...

Gay & lesbian

One of the largest crowd-pullers of the year, King’s Day (formerly Queen's Day) in Amsterdam attracts visitors from all over the globe. A free-spirite...

Practical information

Getting around

King's Day (formerly Queen’s Day) is one of the busiest days of the year in Amsterdam and public transport in the city centre is affected by restricti...

Boating regulations

Amsterdam’s canals are always extremely busy on King's Day (formerly Queen's Day) and certain regulations are introduced on the day to help control th...

King's Day FAQ

Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions concerning King's Day (formerly Queen's Day) in Amsterdam.

King's Day inspiration