It’s Kingsday time!

 kingsdayyyyyyHeld on 27 April 2015, King’s Day (previously known as Queen’s Day) is renowned for being one of the biggest and most colorful festivities in the Netherlands, and especially so in Amsterdam. This day festivities invite locals and visitors alike to soak up Amsterdam’s open-air fun. In the streets, canals, parks and everywhere in between, the city is bursting with orange as Amsterdammers enjoy the biggest street party of the year.

King’s Day is a public holiday but certainly not a day of rest. The Dutch, expats and tourists alike flock to Amsterdam or other cities for a day of celebration. The fun traditionally begins on the eve of the big day (Kings night) with the carnival atmosphere continuing throughout the city on Kingsday. DJs play parties on public squares, brightly decorated boats fill canals and live music spills onto streets from cafe patios.

Street sale As a city built on trade, Amsterdammers love to haggle and bargain. The vrijmarkt (literally ‘free market’) gives everyone and their mum the chance to sell their second-hand things on the streets and parks of Amsterdam, creating one of the world’s largest flea markets. And it’s not only second-hand wares on offer – plenty of food stalls spring up to fuel your bargain hunting frenzy!

Events At this special day there were a lot of events/festivals. Here you can see the top 10 of the cities where you can celebrate this day the best! I’ve been 4 years to Eindhoven and it’s really cool but also very very busy. This year I decided to work at Electronic Festival in Eindhoven at the bar, because I want to save some money for my holiday.

  1. Koningsdag Amsterdam
  2. Koningsdag Utrecht
  3. Koningsdag Eindhoven
  4. Koningsdag Den Haag
  5. Koningsdag Rotterdam
  6. Koningsdag Breda
  7. Koningsdag Zwolle
  8. Koningsdag Arnhem
  9. Koningsdag Groningen
  10. Koningsdag Nijmegen

Outfits

You can’t go out without wearing any orange clothes, but at the same time you don’t want to look silly. So I did some research for the most beautiful outfits for this orange day! (I know not the most fancy color)

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