It’s coming: Kingsday, the national holiday of the Netherlands. On this day the whole country parties and celebrate our King’s birthday . Throughout the entire city there are several parties, activities and flea markets. So put on your orange t-shirt, grab a beer and go out and celebrate!
Kingsday is THE day for locals to sell stuff they pretty much don’t need any more, so if you are in to second hand stuff, this is your kind of thing. In the entire city you will find people selling stuff. Close to Dutchies is the street Bos en Lommerweg. Normally a just a common street with shops, on this day it will change into a flea market. Another street in the south of Amsterdam, the Beethovenstraat (can be reached with bus 15 from Bos en Lommerplein) is known for the annual flea market and in general has some pretty decent stuff.
But what attracts Amsterdam locals, Dutch people from other cities and even tourists to Amsterdam, are the many parties and festivals. In the Jan Pieter Heijestraat 85-87 is the Kashmir Lounge (it’s about a 15 min. bike ride from Dutchies) and they will have DJ, live bands and plenty of drinks and food. Close to station Sloterdijk, and thus Dutchies, the Urban Music Festival Kingsday will be held. You have to buy tickets in advance as they will not sell tickets on the day itself. In the south of Amsterdam, near station RAI, the annual Kingsday festival, Kingsland Festival, will be held. This is one of the biggest festivals in the Netherlands that day, with DJ’s like Tiësto and Martin Garrix will be playing.
Whether you will going to the center, go to a flea market, visit a festival or a party, this is a day to remember.