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People celebrating Kings Day
People celebrating Kings Day
Photo: © Koen Smilde via Amsterdam&Partners

King's Day

King’s Day may well be the best party in Holland. On 27 April, we celebrate King Willem Alexander’s birthday with music, street parties, flea markets, and fun fairs. This year everything is different. COVID-19 keeps the Dutch inside and King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will also stay at home. But you can bet the Dutch will still manage to throw a party.

The Royal Family

Holland is a fairly young monarchy. The Kingdom of the Netherlands was established in 1815, and King William I was its first ruler.

Why and how do we celebrate King’s Day?

On King's Day, the Dutch vibrantly celebrate the birthday of the King. The whole country turns orange and everyone is happy. This is how this tradition was born.

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Celebrate King’s Day

27 Apr. 2021 All of Holland

Participate in the national celebration on 27 April and enjoy fun activities in every city!