Queen’s DayIf you’re ready for streets blazoned with colour, Amsterdam’s largest festival, Queen’s Day, is waiting for you.
Amsterdam is a city in whose honour many of us could tirelessly produce volumes of poems, but for now, just forget about the legendary nightlife and say hello to the city’s most important, entertaining day. An event that was started in honour of the Queen’s birthday, Queen’s Day has been celebrated, without fail, every year since 1885, and the tradition continues today. On Queen’s Day, the streets of Amsterdam become a sea of orange and you will find entertainment the moment you step out the door. Activities carrying on well into the night ensure you will enjoy Amsterdam to its fullest. After the mini-concerts have blown off the cobwebs from your ears, don’t forget to let you hair down and dance at the street parties. Let’s not forget that there is also a special, tax-free Queen’s Day market. At the so-called ‘Free Market’, you can find a whole range of items, from second-hand goods to brand new products. Get ready to be covered in orange - Queen’s Day is waiting for you!