Kingsday in Amsterdam!
April 27th is sinds two years the most populare date in the Dutch diary, a street event wich seems to grow annually and is almost worth planning a visit around.
Special clubnights and parties are held both the night before and the night after; however, to gain entree you’ll need to book in advance, either at the club itsself or at recordstores. The next day sees the city’s streets and canals lines with people, most of whom are dressed in ridiculous orange costumes. Anything goes, especially if its bright orange, the Dutch National colour. A fair is held in almost every part of the city, and music blasts continuously from huge soundssystems set up across most of the major squairs. This is also the one day of the year when goods can be bought and sold taxfree to anyone on the streets. Numerous stalls are set up in front of peoples houses.
Kingsday in Amsterdam is the only day throughout the year that Amsterdam Travelcafe does not offer biketours, simply because this day all streets are packed with people. Locals and touristst celebrate this day together and especially with the April sunshine we label this day as one of the most important holidays during the year.
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