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King’s Day, Across Holland

King’s Day is celebrated across Holland with the Dutch donning orange clothes and accessories ready to party. There are street markets everywhere selling everything from bric-a-brac to homemade treats. Tradition dictates that the Dutch Royal family visits one or two municipalities in Holland on this day.

King’s Day is certainly celebrated with tremendous exuberance in Amsterdam. Activities abound throughout the city and the canals are thronged with boats with partying people.

In the city of The Hague there are many street markets and is particularly busy around the areas of Statenkwartier and Noordeinde. What The Hague is most known for, however, is King’s Night, the night before King’s Day, when its’ various squares – Kerkplein, Grote Markt and Plaats, play host to well-known bands and DJs.

In the city of Utrecht the street markets are open on King’s Night from 6pm onwards. On King’s Day itself there are decorated boats on the canals and parties and gigs on squares such as Domplein, Lucasbolwerk, Mariaplaats, Neude and Janskerkhof.

Just like in The Hague, Eindhoven has a score of entertaining shows for you to enjoy on its squares the evening before King’s Day: on Wilhelminaplein, Stationsplein and Stadhuisplein. On King’s Day the aforementioned squares boast huge markets.

In addition to the street markets and music, King’s Day tradition also calls for funfairs. Every year, there are funfairs to be found in a great many Dutch regions. The best-known funfairs are those at Dam Square in Amsterdam, Grote Markt square in Haarlem, Schiehaven harbour in Rotterdam and around Lange Voorhout in The Hague.

King’s Day is on Wednesday 27 April 2016.

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Achterhoek 105 Hotels in this region
Betuwe 87 Hotels in this region
De Friese meren 91 Hotels in this region
De Kempen 227 Hotels in this region
Drenthe 185 Hotels in this region
Flevoland 42 Hotels in this region
Friesland 327 Hotels in this region
Gelderland 383 Hotels in this region
Goeree-Overflakkee 13 Hotels in this region
Groningen 117 Hotels in this region
Het Gooi 32 Hotels in this region
Heuvelland 63 Hotels in this region
IJsselmeer 134 Hotels in this region
Kop van Noord-Holland 50 Hotels in this region
Lauwersmeer 2 Hotels in this region
Limburg 459 Hotels in this region
Nederlandse Kust 706 Hotels in this region
Noord Beveland 23 Hotels in this region
Noord-Brabant 355 Hotels in this region
Noord-Holland 1299 Hotels in this region
Noord-Kennemerland 88 Hotels in this region
Overijssel 257 Hotels in this region
Salland 244 Hotels in this region
Schouwen-Duiveland 67 Hotels in this region
Tholen 6 Hotels in this region
Twente 122 Hotels in this region
Utrecht 133 Hotels in this region
Veluwe 162 Hotels in this region
Waddeneilanden 173 Hotels in this region
Walcheren 142 Hotels in this region
West-Friesland 43 Hotels in this region
Zaanstreek 17 Hotels in this region
Zeeland 324 Hotels in this region
Zeeuws-Vlaanderen 71 Hotels in this region
Zuid Beveland 15 Hotels in this region
Zuid Limburg 310 Hotels in this region
Zuid-Holland 445 Hotels in this region
Zuid-Kennemerland 169 Hotels in this region

 

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