This needs a little introduction. If you’re not Dutch and you are visiting our country on the 26th/27th of April, you’re in for a treat..
Kingsday 2017 (previously called Queensday) is a true happening in the Netherlands. First of all, we celebrate the Kings birthday and everybody gets a day off work. Secondly, there are a large number of flea markets all throughout the country but Amsterdam is probably the biggest when it comes to selling junk on the streets and organizing parties. The night before Kingsday, which is called Kingsnight (duh), is also worth going out for. There are night markets and a few parties. On Kingsday the real party starts around 12 noon and finishes by 8pm. You can visit the flea markets a lot earlier though. From about 6am you will find children outside on the streets selling their toys. We advise you to check out at least 1 flea market in the morning to experience the real Kingsday.
Big in Japan x Kingsnight at De Tropen
When? 26th of April from 9pm
The night before kingsday is just as important as the day itself and one of the parties to check out is this one. Organisation Big in Japan is organizing a party at The Tropen. Enjoy good vibes, royal drinks and majestic music on Kingsnight! Tickets are only €10,-. Facebook
Kingsnight at ROEST, Kings & Queens of HipHop
When? 26th of April from 6pm
Last year they organized a market where you can look for the best antiques, vintage clothing and this year they are hosting a 80’s HipHop party! Get your tickets for €10,- here: www.amsterdamroest.nl.
Kingsnight at Le Patron
When? 26th of April 7pm – 1am
Check out this legendary Hip-Hop & R&B street party hosted by the Le Patron Bar. The line up is pretty impressive: Adje (Adjedonnie), DIO, James Watss and Dirtcaps to name a few. Check the Facebook page for more info and information.
P. King (restaurant) Kingsnight and Kinsgday
When? 26th of April 7pm – 1am / 27th of April 12pm – 8pm
Probably the best Kingsnight & Kingsday street party in Amsterdam if you ask us. For the last 8 years, this is the place to be on the corner of the Vijzelstraat & Herengracht. Deep house and techno makes this a yearly dancing event which attracts a large crowd. Be early or have a bad dancing spot. They also do a free party on Kingsday. for more info check: Facebook This is an outdoor event.
Best free parties on Kingsday 2017:
» Westerstraat for beer, music and games. Outdoor
» Vijzelstraat, in front of cafe P.King or Le Patron as mentioned above. Outdoor
» Hanneke’s Kroon for people watching, feet in the water and near central station. Info Outdoor
» Koningsdag FISSA by Desperados at Waterkant, Hip-Hop tunes overlooking the waterfront in the middle is Amsterdam. In & Outdoor
» NDSM Vrijhaven, for a party called These Guys Indoor & Outdoor
» Pllek in North Amsterdam for escaping the mass, live bands and cocktails. Info Inside and Outdoor
» El Haloef Litsini at the Oosterbar hosted in the Generator Hostel in Amsterdam East is always a cool party. Info Indoor
» Koning Nieges – Baskèts / Jajem at Meneer Nieges. Enjoy a BBQ, cool drinks and lot’s of DJ’s. Info
» Jambo x Adam & Siam Kingsday Minifestival with Asian snacks and Gin & Tonics! Info
» Kingsday Westerpark and in particular at Mossel & Gin where the gin is flowing and the music is free. Outside
» Anywhere alongside the canals of Amsterdam!
Best Kingsday 2017 paid parties:
» Oranjebloesem 2017 at Blijburg, Big DJ’s like Ame, Extrawel and Dominic Eulberg for 35 euro. info In and Outside
» Nassua Festival (Techno) at Olympisch Stadion, STRAFWERK, Reaktor, Elrow and Sluwe Vos will host a stage. Info
» Loveland van Oranje 2017 (Techno) at Meerpark for 25 euro Info Outdoor
» Cartel Kingsday 2017: Indoor, Outdoor, Day & Night with 18hours of non-stop music. Tickets and Info. In and Outdoor
» Friendszone in club Bitterzoet near Central Station. After the daytime party ends, this is where it will continue. Info
» Willy’s Afterparty at Danzigerkade 8. Info
» Kingsday Rooftop Afterparty at W Hotel, Info
Best Flea markets on Kingsday 2017:
»Vondelpark (large and best flea market for children)
» Jordaan (flea market along the canals for all)
»Beethovenstraat (flea market for all in South Amsterdam)
» Apollolaan is a huge street where you can walk for hours
»IJhallen flea market at the NDSM (for children) Inside
» Erasmus Park, with live music and food, from 10am
» Westerpark, on the grass and anywhere else
Have fun and take some pictures!!