King’s Day / Koningsdag
Cultural Festival | 27 April
King's Day (Koningsdag) is held on 27th April (the King's birthday) every year. This is one of those days when the city literally erupts into a myriads of parties, some gay, some not; being Amsterdam pretty much all of them are very welcoming and inclusive. Expect the whole central area to be traffic-free and everyone wearing orange from head to toe (the colour of the Royal Family, the House of Orange-Nassau). Apart from the street parties, the day is famous for its improvised traditional street markets and boot sales as this is the only day when traditionally tax is not due on such trades.
For more information, visit iamsterdam/kingsday