koningsdag-amsterdam-2014

King’s Day (Koningsdag): Amsterdam

koningsdag-amsterdam-2014

King’s Day (Koningsdag): Amsterdam

King’s Day (Koningsdag) festivities in Amsterdam are a second name to a 24 hour open-air street party. Alleys, canals, parks and the whole city deck out in orange as the folks celebrate the biggest festival of the year and a tribute for the Dutch Royal family, the House of Orange-Nassau. Live music, DJs, parties and one of the world’s largest flea markets are all part of these celebrations. This year King’s Day will be celebrated on 27 April 2016.
King’s Day(formerly known as Queen’s Day(Koninginnedag)) is a public holiday; expats from around the world flock to Amsterdam for this nonstop saga of entertainment. It begins on the eve called King’s Night and continue throughout the next day called King’s Day. These celebrations were first held on 31 August 1885 in honor of the birth of Queen Wilhelmina.
The Royal escort visits the town in the Netherlands as part of the celebrations while thousands of vibrantly decorated boats sway across the beautiful canals of Amsterdam. Many family oriented and youthful activities including face-painting, games, sports events, food stalls, the Vrijmarkt (‘free market’) are also held across different locations of the city with DJs playing loud music in the background. This is the day when Hollanders go all out in convincing the world that Dutch are indeed the happiest people on Earth.
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