Here’s everything you need to know for King’s Day 2023 in Amsterdam

With the end of April approaching, that could mean only one thing: King’s Day 2023 is among us. 

On April 27, Amsterdam will turn orange in honour of King Willem-Alexander’s birthday. From parties to festivals, free markets, and accessibility within the city, here is everything you need to know for lekker feesten

King’s Night in Amsterdam 2023

While King’s Day is officially celebrated on April 27, some places start the party early on Wednesday, April 26, known as King’s Night. 

IJland organises Happy Feelings King’s Night in Amsterdam Noord, and King’s Night special by Fiesta Macumba takes place in the Melkweg for those who are feeling like a true feestneus (party animal)

More into techno? Het Sieraad celebrates with a ‘royal party’ of their own with Dutch Techno duo Oliver Weiter & Miss Melera. Club night Modus will also kick off King’s Night festivities in the Tolhuistuin, reports Het Parool

For those that are not into parties but want to get their groove still on, a karaoke show will be taking place on the Marie Heinekenplein. 

The big events during King’s Day in Amsterdam

Eating tompouce, playing quirky street games, witnessing royalty, or resorting to beer drinking, King’s Day offers events for everyone. 

On April 27, the city will become home to plenty of festivals and live music events, including Loveland van Oranje in the Meerpark, Kingsland in the RAI, and Orange Blossom in the Olympic Stadium. 

READ MORE | Willem on the water? This is how the Dutch king is going around for King’s Day 2023 in Rotterdam

Looking for something more gezellig to do? Like last year, vriijmarkts (free markets or flea markets) will start at 6 AM to 8 PM, where you can get second-hand goods.  

Getting practical for King’s Day 2023 in Amsterdam

With people celebrating the day away, large parts of the city will be closed to traffic, but public transportation will still be running.  

Metros, buses, and trams will run a different or combined route with the Saturday timetable, so regularly check the 9292 website to help you navigate your celebrations. 

When it comes to drinking, keep in mind that the municipality of Amsterdam made a decision that it is not allowed to buy or sell more than one piece of alcoholic beverage per person between 6 AM and midnight. 

If you need to use the restroom during the day, geen stress as public toilets are available throughout the city. More information on toilets and first aid posts can be found on Amsterdan’s municipal website

Time to dress up, dance, listen to music, and have an all-around good time! 💃🏻

Are you excited about this year’s King’s Day celebrations? Tell us in the comments below! 

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Francesca Burbano
Francesca Burbano
Francesca is an international at heart but moved to the Netherlands to get her degree in media and communication. While she's not a big fan of the cold weather and biking (for good reason — she's been hit by bikes three times already), she fell in love with the canals, bitterballen, and the 'gezelligheid' of Dutch culture. When she's not writing, you'll find her reading thriller books, hitting her personal records at the gym, and cuddling up with her Ragdoll cat.


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