Even royals like to throw a party on their birthday. Every year we celebrate our king’s birthday on the 27th of April all over the country. The biggest events are hosted in the capital: Amsterdam. We selected some of the best parties for you in this blog. Oh, and we hope you like to wear orange, because on Kingsday we wear orange!
The city centre
The entire centre of Amsterdam is very crowded on Kingsday. People from all over the world are in town to celebrate our King. Stands with food and drinks are everywhere. Every street turns into one big dance floor as music is played on many corners. Citizens are selling old clothes, furniture and many other things at the Vrijmarkt. There are stands on a lot of places, but we suggest to visit het Sarphatipark.
More interested in a festival? Kingsland Festival Amsterdam is the biggest indoor and outdoor festival on Kingsday. The electronic mucis festival brings some of the biggest DJs in the world to the King’s Day party. Draped all in orange, everyone at this party is charged and ready to hear big beats. Headliners are: Alesso, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Vini Vici and W&W.
Price: From €39,50
Another festival with big headliners. Cartel Kingsday will take place indoor, outdoor, day and night on Kingsday. Are you ready to dance for 18 hours? Great about this festival is that they have a plan B in case of bad weather. Part of their day program is scheduled to take place outdoor at the Westerunie, but in case of bad weather they will move indoors. No other event on Kingsday offers this.
Price: From €17,50
NDSM Vrijhaven at NDSM-werf
A free and fun event for everyone. There’s music, food and activities for the entire family. The industrial area is easy to go to. Just take the ferry to the NDSM-werf (which is also free). If you like a more relaxed and easy going event; this is the place for you!
3x NYX presents Kings & Queens
Our King is very openminded, just like the rest of the people in Holland. This gay club celebrates not only the king, but also you. In their eyes, you are all Kings & Queens. So dust off your crown jewels and take that golden carriage straight to the club. Cheers to you and the king!
We hope you like to party on Kingsday with us in Amsterdam! It’s a birthday, but it’s still Amsterdam. Let’s eat some spacecake to celebrate the king! We hope to see you in our shops. Interested in our cakes? Click here