On Friday 27 April, King's Day in the Netherlands is on again! For one day, the lower lands will be covered in orange. To make sure you avoid the King's Day #FOMO this year, I've made a list of the most popular events that are happpening around the Netherlands. I promise you that with the tips below you'll have an unforgettable day!
From Thursday evening until Friday night, you will have non-stop access to King's Night and Day festivities throughout the country. There are about 500 events taking place. Just to give you a hand, check out the list below for the most popular ones.
In the capital city, one of the biggest parties on King's Night is TikTak which also takes place in Utrecht and Rotterdam. Also check out: Jamrock, R&B Legends, Royal Disko Cruise, Kingsnight Cruise. King's Day will give you Kingsland and Kingsday Cruise.
On King's Night, you can start off partying at TikTak, Bourgeoisie Kingsnight, DjogoNights or Vunzige Deuntjes. King's Day will give you Westerpaviljoen, Tropical Kingsday or S'Oranje 'Kingsday' Festival.
One of the most popular musical events on King’s Night will take place in the Hague. Life I Live festival is a freely accessible music festival with different stages for your taste of music. Besides that, you can also go to I AM Kingsnight 2018, URBN Kings Night or Kingsnight Gay-Pop-Party.
What is a celebration without a toast?! Luckily, the Dutch didn't forget about that part. They drink an orange liquor called Orange Bitter to make a toast to the King.
Want to make some extra money without paying taxes? This is your chance! Dig out your closets and sell your stuff at the flea market in your city. You can sell on King's Night (starting from 18:00) or on King's Day. Be early because streets will be flooded by ambitious sellers.
This is perfect for a big group of people. Rent a boat together and spend the day cruising the canals of Amsterdam. You will have a blast!
If your blood instantly turns blue when it comes to royalty news, then you might want to spot the Dutch Royal Family. This year, they will visit the north of the country: Groningen. From 11 am until 1 pm, they will walk across the city where inhabitants show the city's best.
Your day is not complete without trying this delicious Dutch pastry. This rectangular, double layered puff pastry has a filling of yellow cream and is topped off with smooth and sweet icing. Normally, the icing is pink, but on King's Day or when the Dutch soccer team plays it appears in orange.
I wish you all an unforgettable King's Day & Night this year!