Dam Square reached capacity soon before the abdication ceremony commenced. Welcome Teams and information boards informed visitors of other places in the city where they could follow proceedings on large screens. There is currently still space on Museumplein.

Weather forecast: sunny but cold

The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) reports that today will remain dry and reasonably sunny with temperatures reaching 13 C this afternoon. The temperature is expected to drop below 10 C during the evening and wind is expected to reach force 3 or 4. It may feel quite cold and visitors are advised to dress suitably - especially those heading to watch the Royal Boat Parade on the River IJ this evening.

Park+Ride Zuidoost & Sloterdijk have reached capacity

The roads leading to Amsterdam are still quiet. The Zuidoost and Sloterdijk P+R locations have now reached capacity. There are still spaces available at the car parks in Amsterdam Noord.


The flow of visitors into Amsterdam is increasing steadily and the stations are beginning to get more crowded. Attendance figures are comparable with previous years. At 10:00, Dutch Railways (NS) reported bringing about 30,000 visitors to stations in Amsterdam.