Amsterdam Orange Festival

Amsterdam Orange Festival or Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag) is the national festivity, that takes place in Holland every year on April, 30th, celebrating the birthday of the queen. Amsterdam is the main centre of interest for the about 750,000 visitors every year, who come by train in the city. The Amsterdam Orange Festival celebration takes place in open-air places, such as Dam, Damrak, Rokin, Rembrandtplein, Spui, Leidsestraat and Leidseplein. The orange colour is associated with the colour of the Royal Family and in this day, all the streets, parks and canals are decorated in orange and people wear orange clothes, too. A funny part of Amsterdam Orange Festival are the the sculptures and reproductions of houses, windmills, castles, even the Taj Mahal palace, built from lemons and oranges. During Amsterdam Orange Festival or Queen’s Day, it is a good opportunity for the visitors to try free markets or car boot sale on the streets, because shopping is part of this celebration. Some cities also celebrate the night before Queen’s Day, known as the Queen’s Night. It is the free marketwhich attracts the most visitors. Children also give their cast-offs toys for sale and local entrepreneurs sell food and beverages. The prices are negotiable and drop to the end of the day. On the Queen’s Night, clubs and bars throughout the Netherlands, mainly Amsterdam and Hague, organize special all-night-long lasting events.


Amsterdam Orange Festival or Queen's Day (Koninginnedag)
Amsterdam Orange Festival or Queen


Amsterdam Orange Festival or Queen's Day, April, 30th
Amsterdam Orange Festival or Queen

Amsterdam Orange Festival, April, 30th
Amsterdam Orange Festival, April, 30th

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