Kingsday is a big national holiday in the Netherlands and is well known wide abroad. On the National holiday the Dutch people celebrate the birthday of the king. The history of the celebration goes way back and all the villages and cities will be part of it. It is a tradition to start the national day with several markets were the local people sell their products from home.
The people will dress up in Orange because the name of the kings house is named ‘’House of Orange’’. Orange is for this reason the national color beside the red, white and blue striped flag.
In the bigger cities like Amsterdam it is the most fun to celebrate with the locals because here are the biggest parties. Throughout the whole city there is a big party with highlights on the squares like ‘’Museumplein’’ and ‘’Rembrandtplein’’ and in the old city center ‘’de Pijp’’ en de ‘’de Jordaan’’.
The celebration will be on the 27st of April! If you want to stay in the city or in a village nearby you really need to get your hotel room before they are out of availability. Check out our stay page to find the best tips for accommodations and check the availability.