Things to do on King’s Day

Wat te doen op Koningsdag

King's Day 2019 is celebrated all throughout the Netherlands. Scroll down to your preferred city for more information.

As not all information is available yet, keep an eye on this page going forward.

Since 1980, it used to be Queen's Day in the Netherlands on the 30th of April, but ever since the inauguration of the Dutch King in 2014 it's King's Day on April 27th! Just like Queen's Day, if the 27th is on a Sunday, King's Day is celebrated on the preceding Saturday.

Amsterdam Arnhem Breda Den Bosch Den Haag Eindhoven Groningen Maastricht Nijmegen Rotterdam Utrecht

Things to do on King's Day - Visit by the Royal Family

Visit by the Royal Family on King's DayLast King’s Day you could congratulate the King and Queen in person in Groningen. The city obviously tried its hardest to turn the King’s birthday into as festive an event as possible! in 2019 the Royal Family will be visiting Amersfoort! Below the announcement.

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima are present on Saturday 27 April 2019 at the celebration of King’s Day in Amersfoort. (bron: Koninklijkhuis.nl)

Things to do on King's Day - King’s Day throughout the Netherlands

Whoever celebrated Queen’s Day before in the Netherlands, knows that the entire country is filled with -orange- activities (orange being the colour of the Royal Family). The same is true for King’s Day 2019. We’ll go over the major cities in the Netherlands below. Have a fun King’s Day!

King’s Day Amsterdam

Kingsday Amsterdam
Amsterdam City Center, Amsterdam - Vrijmarkt (Free market) As with every Kingsday, also this edition you're sure to find the Vrijmarkt (Free Market) all throughout the city with inhabitants of the city getting up early in the morning (from 6 in the morning!) to sell their second hand goods. A [...]

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King’s Day Arnhem

King's Day Arnhem
Arnhem City Center, Arnhem - Vrijmarkt (Free market) In Arnhem they have the annual tradition of Koningsmarkt (King's Market). To find out what it's all about, you head over to the Zijpendaalseweg. Here, from early morning until the end of the afternoon, the prettiest, weirdest and just handy second hand [...]

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King’s Day Breda

King's Day Breda
Breda City Center, Breda - Vrijmarkt (Free market) Every year the Oranjecomité Breda (Orange Committee Breda) organizes the traditional Vrijmarkt for kids in the Valkenbergpark. This celebration starts at 11.00. Preceding the Vrijmarkt you can visit a unique flag parade at the Nederlandse Defensie Academie (Dutch Defense Academy). This is [...]

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King’s Day Den Bosch

Kingsday Den Bosch
Den Bosch City Center, Den Bosch - Vrijmarkt (Free market) Rather than a specific location in the city center of Den Bosch, really you can find something fun to do at every square during King's Day! Theme of the activities is Let's swing with the King! The location for the Vrijmarkt (Free [...]

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King’s Day Eindhoven

King's Day Eindhoven
Eindhoven City Center, Eindhoven - Vrijmarkt (Free market) With the Oranjemarkt (Orange Market) in the Stadswandelpark and shopping center Woensel, Eindhoven offers every opportunity to go shopping (or selling of course) on King's Day. Check the overview on the site for all activities and Orange Markets. At the Kruisstraat you [...]

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King’s Day Groningen

King's Day Groningen
Groningen City Center, Groningen - Vrijmarkt (Free market) Starting at 7:00 AM, the first amateur merchants take their seats on the gras in the Noorderplantsoen in Groningen at the Vrijmarkt, while kids have their own market at the Westerhaven. For a day of shopping (or selling) you'll know exactly where [...]

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King’s Day Maastricht

King's Day Maastricht
Maastricht City Center, Maastricht - Vrijmarkt (Free market) In Maastricht you want to head over to the Stadspark during King's Day for the cozy vrijmakt where young and old will be selling their second hand goods. Live bands are sure to only add more to the already cozy atmosphere. Parties [...]

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King’s Day Nijmegen

King's Day Nijmegen
Nijmegen City Center, Nijmegen - Vrijmarkt (Free market) For the King's Day Vrijmarkt in Nijmegen you head over to the Goffertpark where you can also find plenty of activities for kids being organized. Spread out through the city center you'll obviously also run into smaller local activities. Parties The most [...]

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King’s Day Rotterdam

Kingsday Rotterdam
Rotterdam City Center, Rotterdam - Vrijmarkt (Free market) The Vrijmarkt is a unique traditions in the Netherlands on King's Day when everybody is allowed to sell their second hand goods in the street. No surprise then that every year you find the Vrijmarkt (Free market) throughout the city center of [...]

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King’s Day The Hague

King's Day The Hague
The Hague City Center, The Hague - Vrijmarkt (Free market) Both kids and adults will find plenty of opportunity to participate in the annual Vrijmarkt in The Hague on King's Day. From the Boekhorststraat in the city center all the way down to the Keizerstraat in Scheveningen. If you plan on joining [...]

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King’s Day Utrecht

King's Day Utrecht
Utrecht City Center, Utrecht - Vrijmarkt (Free market) A large part of the city center in Utrecht is again open for the extensive Vrijmarkt this year. From the Plompetorengracht to the Breedstraat, the Van Asch van Wijckskade to the Jacobskerkhof. A great opportunity for some fun shopping and obviously fun [...]

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