King's Day festivities in Amsterdam
Big plans are in place across Amsterdam as the city gets ready to celebrate King Willem-Alexander's 52nd birthday with parties, eight large festivals, and flea markets. Here follows a summary of the events in Amsterdam tomorrow, with hundreds of thousands of people planning to visit the city from around the Netherlands.
Note that none of the large festivals are selling tickets at the door, you need to buy your ticket online beforehand.
Loveland in Meerpark in Amsterdam Oost features music in the beautiful park "with more grass fields and lounge spaces" than ever. The festival starts at 11:00 a.m. with tickets starting at €38. More information here.
The Bredeweg festival in Amsterdam Oost is the ideal street party for families, featuring a flea market, circus, theater performances, live music, delicious food and lots of entertainment for the young ones. More information here.
The Oranjebloesem festival offers a large lineup of musical acts in the Olympic Stadium. The festival starts at noon, with tickets from €47. More information here.
Kingsland Festival in RAI Amsterdam features a lineup of dance, electric, urban and hardstyle on multiple indoor and outdoor stages. The festival starts at noon with tickets starting at €43.50. More information here.
Urban Music Festival will color the Stadspodium in Amsterdam orange on Saturday. "On this day you will find the best artists and DJs here, who will make your King's Day more orange." The festival starts at noon with tickets from €37.50. More information here.
Cartel Kingsday is an indoor, outdoor, day and night, 18 hours-long dance festival at WesterUnie. The party starts at noon outside on Klonneplein, if the weather permits, and will then move indoors in WesterUnie after 8:00 p.m. The party boasts an international lineup of nearly 20 DJs. Ticket prices range between €17.81 and €74.79. More information here.
Beets & Thalia is the "nicest party in honor of Beatrix and Willem". Entrance to this party on Papaverweg is free and doors open at 13:30 p.m. More information here.
On Noordemarkt, Libertine Amsterdam and Restaurant Domenica are celebrating King's Day with bars and a large stage featuring a number of DJs. The party starts and 1:00 p.m. and entrance is free. Find more information here.
Cafe De Blaffende Vis on Westerstraat 118 is spending the day with cold drinks and live music, under its annually recurring facade masterpiece. The party starts at noon and entrance is free. More information here.
Breakfast Club at BRET on Orlyplein will make sure that Amsterdam partiers have food in their bellies to prepare them for the day. A bit over €19 will get you breakfast from 7:00 a.m., while DJs PLO Man, Roger Gerressen and Caim will get you into the party spirit. More information here.
Vrijhaven on the NDSM lot offers visitors an escape from the bustle of the city center. DJ's will play house records and there is a huge children's flea market in the IJhallen. Door's open at 9:00 a.m. More information here.
True to form, Terug tot Toen will celebrate King's Day by partying and singing along to (sometimes bad) music from the past. The organization is holding a free party in front of Le Patron's on Vijzelgracht. The party starts at 11:00 a.m. More information here.
Cafe P.King will celebrate King's Day in front of its own door with house and techno music playing at the intersection between Herengracht and Vijzelstraat. Visitors only need to bring money for drinks, as entry is free. The party starts at noon. More information here.