The last Queen’s Day was celebrated in 2013.

On the 30th April, Amsterdam turns orange which is the colour representing the current monarchy. This day is known as Queen’s Day, but surprisingly it does not celebrate the queen’s birthday but rather that of her mother and is a holiday throughout the whole country. However, it is particularly famous in Amsterdam.

Music is played in the streets, especially in Leidseplein Square and Joordan. Children sell second-hand goods and play jokes in Vondelpark, and there are markets and open-air parties in the main streets of Amsterdam. Many people also wear orange clothing, paint their faces and hair orange and drink different coloured drinks during the festival.

Amsterdam Guide | Events