Kingsday, a vibrant orange celebration!

Kingsday, it’s an orange-filled celebration and it is renowned for being one of the biggest and most colorful festivities in the Netherlands.

King’s day or Koningsdag is the national holiday of the Netherlands, it’s held annually for the Kings birthday on 27 April. When the Dutch monarch is female, the holiday is known as Koninginnedag or Queen’s Day.


The roots of King’s Day trace back to 1885 when it started as Princess Day, honouring Princess Wilhelmina’s fifth birthday on August 31st. In 1891, the transition to Queen’s Day occurred as Queen Emma passed the throne to her daughter Wilhelmina. Originally celebrated as the closing day of the school holidays, Queen’s Day evolved into a nationwide jubilee by 1902. In 2014, the occasion took on its current name, King’s Day, in homage to King Willem-Alexander’s birthday.


on Kingsday the royal family visits a municipality

As per tradition on Kingsday the royal family visits a municipality that plays a pivotal role in its region. This city pulls out all the stops to create a fun, musical extravaganza together with the royal family.

Surrounding towns and villages are encouraged to showcase their traditions, customs, and defining characteristics by organizing parades, walking tours, and musical performances, and by offering an inside look at their associations and organizations.

Attend Kingsday Festivals:
It doesn’t matter where you are in the Netherlands, there’s always going to be a King’s Day festival within a comfortable travelling distance. Explore Flea Markets: It’s the one day of the year that the ban on free trade is lifted, and so everyone sets up their own makeshift shops and begins to haggle mercilessly with everyone in sight

Drink beer (of course): while public drunkenness is regularly frowned upon, King’s Day makes the practice entirely acceptable, or at least tolerable. And if you’re not into doing any of the activities above, just do nothing. No one can stop you. It’s King’s Day. No one can force you to work!


on Kingsday you can join us for an afternoon BBQ accompanied by Dutch music, decorations, party games and all sorts of other fun!


Don’t miss out on our King’s Day deals:
Sausage: €4
Burger: €4
Food + Beer Combo available (includes complimentary sunglasses)
(Vegetarian options available)
Buy 2 Apple Bandits and receive free apple bandit sunglasses.

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