The Park+Ride locations in Zuidoost, Amsterdam Noord and at Sloterdijk are now full. There are still spaces available at the car parks in Amsterdam Noord.

Guests arrive at the Nieuwe Kerk

The first guests have now arrived at the Nieuwe Kerk. In excess of 2,000 guests will use a special route to travel from the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam to the Nieuwe Kerk. Transportation of the guests is running according to schedule and all guests are expected to arrive at the Nieuwe Kerk on time. The joint session of the States-General commences at 13:00.

City filling up nicely

The city is filling up nicely and there is a lively atmosphere. Large numbers of families are at Museumplein and the Vondelpark is busy as usual on Queen’s Day. The crowds dispersed calmly from Dam Square following the royal family’s appearance on the balcony of the Royal Palace and the square is now reasonably empty. Well-wishers are expected to return in advance of the inauguration. This year, the flow of visitors into the city began earlier than on a ‘regular’ Queen’s Day.