King’s Day in Amsterdam

Find out what King’s Day is all about and see a complete list of parties in Amsterdam. You can also find tips for King’s Day with kids and how to party like an Amsterdam local. With all that’s going on, there’s something for everyone – find a celebration to suit your style

Breakfast Club King’s Day Celebration

Breakfast Club King's Day at BRET

Start the day as you intend to go on with excellent food and music. BRET Beer Café and Bar in Amsterdam Nieuw-West hosts its eighth annual Breakfast Club celebration, kicking off at an eye-wateringly early 07:00 – don’t worry, there’s coffee. Tickets include a great line-up of DJs and delicious breakfast. 

Sat // BRET Beer Café and Bar // more info

King’s Day at Studio/K

As ubiquitous as orange feather boas and tompouce, the street markets are something of a King’s Day icon. Studio/K is making way for young entrepreneurs with spaces for kids to set up their stall. Take part in traditional Dutch games and enjoy some snacks and drinks.

Sat // Studio/K // more info

Kings Spray Street Art Festival

NDSM Wharf

If you’re looking for a departure from royal tradition, the kings and queens of the graffiti art world will descend on NDSM to create an urban artwork from repurposed shipping containers. While you’re watching, enjoy live music, food trucks and an interactive photo competition. Get to NDSM by taking the free ferry from behind Amsterdam Central Station. 

Sat // NDSM // more info

Homomonument King’s Day

To truly get amongst the action head to the King’s Day street parties in the city centre. One of the liveliest gatherings is at the Homomonument at Westermarkt – Amsterdam’s memorial commemorating gay lives lost during World War II. On King’s Day and King’s Night (26 April), a huge celebration is planned with DJs, performers and orange confetti. See our LGBTI guide to King’s Day.

Fri & Sat // Homomonument // more info

King’s Night with the Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket 

The Box

Serious partygoers can get more out of their King’s Day with the Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket. The ticket gives you access to more than 20 nightclubs for one low entrance fee. Some of the King’s Night parties include Rewind x LOBI at Chicago Social Club, KISS KISS King’s Night at Blue Ivy and FAME King’s Night at The Box. See the Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket website for what’s included. 

Find out more about King’s Day and look ahead at what’s on in Amsterdam in May.