With Willem Alexander and Maxima becoming King and Queen of Holland in 2013, the traditional Dutch national holiday Queensday, has become King's Day (Koningsdag in Dutch).
It will be celebrated on the King's birthday, the 27th of April
Kingsday is celebrated in the whole of The Netherlands. In Amsterdam almost the whole city centre is a free market, people selling old things on the street, or home baked caked, music performances etc. At several squares and streets there are big outside parties.
If you plan to visit Amsterdam for Kingsday make sure to book your hotel in advance, as hotels are always fully booked that weekend.
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