Get ready for King’s Day

Every year, on April 27th, we celebrate King’s Day (the birthday of our King Willem-Alexander). It was formerly known as Queen’s Day. About 1 million people are celebrating this day in Amsterdam. You will find a lot of music, food and street markets all over our city. Actually, the fun already starts the night before on King’s Night. Just go downtown Amsterdam (Jordaan or Nieuwmarkt) and you will see that there is already a lot of partying and drinking going on.

Nieuwe collectie Baby- en kinderkleding

Some pieces of advice:
– don’t try to meet up with several friends throughout the day on different locations. You don’t have a clue how crowded it gets in the city! Just drink your beer, enjoy the crowd and go with the flow.
– don’t get your hopes too high on finding an absolute gem on the street markets. Most of the stuff that is sold is quite crappy like broken toys and second-hand clothes. And we Dutchies don’t even get embarrassed asking money for it…
– people tend to dress up in orange clothes (it is our national colour). So don’t forget your orange details.
– there is no public transport in the city center during the day, so be prepared for a long walk.

Hi there, my name is Sandra and Amsterdam is the city where I was born. In my opinion, this city is amazing! We have so many good restaurants from all around the world, beautiful museums, romantic canals, city parks, a world famous concert hall etc. And the great thing about Amsterdam is that it is a really small city. It actually is a big village compared to other cities in the world. I have been a host to many people staying at my apartment and they always told me that they loved their stay in Amsterdam so much thanks to all my recommendations. After receiving so much positive feedback I decided I want to share all these cool places with the rest of the world. When I travel myself (I have been to many places all around the globe) I love to end up at those special places that are not stuffed with tourists, but where I will always remember that wonderful dish that was prepared with so much love, or where the staff just made me feel so welcome that I spent all day or night at that specific place. I hope that my recommendations will contribute to your unique experiences in this beautiful city.

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