King for a day!

King for a day!

Book cheap flights to Amsterdam in April and experience the King’s Day celebrations!

Amsterdam canals boatsIf you are planning to fly to Amsterdam this spring, you will have the chance to see one of the greatest festivities in the Netherlands. King’s Day or “Koningsdag” is the King’s birthday and is held every year on the 27th of April.

Spring is the best time of the year to visit Amsterdam. The city is blooming and numerous cultural festivals take place throughout the month. The King’s Day isn’t just a public holiday but a huge street party! Live music, DJs, street markets and outdoor music events, attract more than 600,000 visitors to the capital. Amsterdam is bursting with orange and everyone wears oranje outfits and accessories to honor the Dutch Royal family, the House of Orange-Nassau.

The free market “Vrijmarkt” is a great chance to buy or even sell second-hand household goods on the streets and public spaces of Amsterdam. Known as one of the world’s largest flea markets, Vrijmarkt is the best place to find bargains, little treasures and unique antiques. If you are travelling to Amsterdam with your children, the King’s Day features many family activities such as games, sports and face-painting, while Vondelpark is the place where hundreds of kids sell their toys and books. If you want to escape crowds and enjoy some culture, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum and the Anne Frank House will all be open.

Amsterdam Rijksmuseum nightThe celebrations usually begin the previous evening on King’s Night and run until the end of the next day. So, if you fly to Amsterdam to party, there are plenty of events at the city’s clubs and bars. Just keep in mind that you should get your ticket in advance if you want to be a part of the major dance festivals and parties. The best way to do so is to search online for the open air events, as soon as you book your cheap flights to Amsterdam! Another must-do is celebrate on a boat! During this day, thousands of beautifully decorated boats are floating on Amsterdam’s canals and many boat parties are held on the waterways. If you get hungry, there are countless food vendors in the streets, squares and parks where you can try local delicacies such as tompouce, stroopwafel, kibbeling and thick fries with mayonnaise and onions!

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your orange clothes and be a king for a day in Amsterdam!