King's Day History
King's Day celebrates the birthday of the current Dutch King, King Willem-Alexander. The holiday is a celebration of whichever monarch is currently sitting, so from 1885 to 2013, the day was actually called Queen's Day (Konninginnedag). Queen Beatrix’s son, Willem-Alexander, succeeded his mother and was enthroned in 2013.
During the day there are huge carnivals with dancing and singing. Markets are very busy with the free market (vrije markt) taking over most of Amsterdam’s city centre. The streets are decorated with the Dutch flag and the national colour- orange. There is also a boat parade along the Prinsengracht canal. King’s Day is a celebration of Dutch culture and a time to have fun. King’s Day is celebrated April 27.
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