King’s Day, previously Queen’s Day, is a fun street party like no other in Amsterdam, where locals and tourists alike can join and soak up the open-air fun.

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The King’s Day is officially held on the 27th of April in honour of King Willem – Alexander. It’s a nationwide party celebrated by orange-clad Dutch natives, expats, and tourists who throng the city during the festival.

King’s Night and Day Parties

If you like to party like there is no tomorrow, then this festival is for you! The celebrations traditionally begin on the eve of the big day with parties being organized at every public square.

King’s Day on the Canals

The canals of Amsterdam get jam-packed with countless colourfully decorated boats. If you’re not on the boat dancing the night away, then watching the procession from a bridge happens to be the next best thing.

Fun Activities

There are plenty of fun activities for people of all ages. From face painting to games and sports, this festival is not to be missed if you’re visiting the Dutch capital. Many travel agencies including the likes of offer some of the best holiday deals during this time.

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+