Amsterdam Kings day

King's Day (Koningsdag) is an orange-filled celebration of the King's birthday (27 April) every year. Join us with our tips for the best activities in Amsterdam and the surrounding area, learn about the history of the Dutch empire and search the travel details to save you time on the day.

Amsterdam is the most popular area to celebrate Kings Day, but it tends to be overcrowded and can be overwhelming if you're not use to it. If you are looking for something more quiet, head to Haarlem and celebrate this day outside the Amsterdam area.

What you need to know about Kings day

  • King’s Day is the Dutch monarch’s birthday
  • It was previously called Queens day
  • Everyone wears orange on this day

    Read more about the meaning of color orange

  • It is a HUGE party (it even starts the day before), even the canals are full of party boats