After two years lacking (official) celebrations, we can properly commemorate King’s Day! But, on April 27, what’s happening in Amsterdam? Of course, Amsterdam will host its celebrations, so here’s what you need to know if you’re going to be spending the holiday in the Dutch hub.
King’s Day Significance
Due to the obvious coronavirus epidemic, we’ll pardon you if you haven’t been able to enjoy King’s Day in the Netherlands. However, we’re not sure how you managed to miss this well-known and raucous holiday.
The current governing king’s birthday is commemorated on King’s Day. In this scenario, the whole Netherlands organizes a massive birthday celebration for King Willem-Alexander, who celebrates his birthdate on April 27.
As a result, when the Netherlands is allowed to let free, they go all out. Even if they aren’t the greatest royal supporters.
The songs and celebrations are likely to continue well into midnight and Lord’s Day. The public stages that may be found throughout Amsterdam’s communities are well-known.
Public stages with musical performances can be found on Westerstraat in Rembrandtplein, Leidseplein, Nieuwmarkt, Amstelveld, and de Jordaan.
From 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., festival-goers can also visit Marie Heinekenplein, Regulierdswartsstraat, and Spui, which are all free!
The Kingsland Festival near RAI, Orange Blossom in the Olympic Stadium, and Loveland van Oranje in the Meerpark are all festivities on the periphery of Amsterdam.
King’s Night In Amsterdam
According to Het Parool, Dutchies kick off the celebrations on April 26 with a slew of King’s Night parties across the city.
Starting at 4 p.m., there will be a free celebration on Westergasterrein. Aside from that, live music can be found on Vijzelstraat and Koningsplein from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Because the pubs in the downtown area will be (extra) crowded in the evening hours, Leidsestraat will be blocked to vehicles starting at 6 p.m.