Celebrating King\u2019s Day in the Netherlands may well be the best party in Holland. On 27 April, they celebrate King Willem-Alexander\u2019s birthday with music, street parties, flea markets, and fun fairs. The king himself travels through the country with his family. On the night before King\u2019s Day, King\u2019s Night is celebrated with music shows in The Hague and other cities and the nation\u2019s biggest flea (\u2018free\u2019) market in Utrecht. Ready to find out what it's all about? here's why you should be Celebrating King's Day in the Netherlands. *Note! King's Day is only one month away.\u00a0Now is the time\u00a0to book your Amsterdam hotel for Celebrating King\u2019s Day in the Netherlands. Visitors from all over the Netherlands, and increasingly from abroad book early to ensure rooms are available. \tThis article was written to educate about Train Travel and was made by Save A Train, The Cheapest Train Tickets Website In The World. WHAT'S IN A NAME? Originally, Princess Day was celebrated in Holland on Wilhelmina\u2019s birthday (31 August), when she was still a princess. The party had several parts to it, including; many children\u2019s games and decorated streets. When Wilhelmina became the new queen after her father\u2019s death, it was changed to Queen\u2019s Day. Juliana, the next queen and Wilhelmina\u2019s daughter, celebrated Queen\u2019s Day on 30 April with a parade on\u00a0Soestdijk.\u00a0Beatrix\u00a0also celebrated Queen\u2019s Day on 30 April (her own birthday is in January) but contrary to her mother, she took her entire family and traveled around the country to visit several municipalities.\u00a0King Willem Alexander\u00a0has followed in this tradition. He was born on 27 April and this became the official Day in 2014 for Celebrating King's Day in the Netherlands. Brussels to Amsterdam Trains London to Amsterdam Trains Berlin to Amsterdam Trains Paris to Amsterdam Trains https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vF_4wNg8mUog ORANGE EVERYTHING on Celebrating King's Day in the Netherlands! The Dutch royal family bears the name:\u00a0House of Oranje. This literally means the color orange. As a result, it has become Holland\u2019s national color. On King\u2019s Day, you'll find everyone wearing orange in some way or form. So, get shopping! Brussels to Utrecht Trains Antwerp to Utrecht Trains Berlin to Utrecht Trains Paris to Utrecht Trains FLEA MARKETS While Celebrating King's Day in the Netherlands, people are allowed to sell things on the street without requiring a permit. Free Flea markets are held in parks and streets, with many people offering their unwanted possessions, music or other entertainment for sale. Think of it as a garage sale, but on a much larger scale! In Utrecht, the flea markets even start the night before King\u2019s Day. So get your walking shoes on. Brussels to Rotterdam Trains Antwerp to Rotterdam Trains Berlin to Rotterdam Trains Paris to Rotterdam Trains https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vMfrBTFZQ36A LET'S TOAST to Celebrating King's Day in the Netherlands! Every feast requires a toast! Right? On King\u2019s Day, the people make a toast to the king with Orange Bitter, a bright orange liqueur. Of course, this keeps with the tradition of wearing orange, too! The drink was created in 1620 to celebrate Prince Fredrick Henry\u2019s victory. Initially, it was not well-known but after William of Orange became the first king, it was produced once more. Since then, Orange Bitter has been closely associated with the Dutch royal family. Brussels to Tilburg Trains Antwerp to Tilburg Trains Berlin to Tilburg Trains Paris to Tilburg Trains WHAT ARE WE DRINKING? BEER, OF COURSE! Holland loves their booze and after decades of smart marketing by Heineken, their Dutch commercial pride, everyone is hooked on the foamy sweet nectar of the gods during King\u2019s Day. No beer glass is left full, no mind is left clear. If there is ever a day to really let your hair down, this would be it! And it\u2019s not just King\u2019s Day, the King\u2019s Night before is half the fun. It\u2019s usually as busy as King\u2019s Day minus the kids and families. That means even\u00a0less inhibition to spill your beer, and slur your\u00a0words. Brussels to Maastricht Trains Antwerp to Maastricht Trains Liege to Maastricht Trains Charleroi to Maastricht Trains Family Fun Celebrating King's Day in the Netherlands is not only for the grown-ups. There are plenty of activities taking place across the city for the young and young at heart including face-painting, games and sports events. Check the\u00a0King\u2019s Day family fun page\u00a0for more information. Brussels to The Hague Trains Antwerp to The Hague Trains Berlin to The Hague Trains Paris to The Hague Trains King's Night & Day Parties Celebrating King's Day in the Netherlands is a public holiday but certainly not a day of rest. The Dutch, ex-pats, and tourists alike flock to Amsterdam for a day of celebration. The fun traditionally begins on the eve of the big day (King\u2019s Night) with the carnival atmosphere continuing throughout the city on King\u2019s Day. DJs play parties on public squares, brightly decorated boats fill canals, and live music spills onto streets from cafe patios. Read more about\u00a0King\u2019s Day events. Celebrating King's Day in the Netherlands on the Canals Never has gridlock traffic been so much fun! On King\u2019s Day, thousands of brightly decorated boats pack the narrow Amsterdam canals. Hot Tip. Book a boat in advance! Take part in the annual\u00a0King's Day in Amsterdam on an amazing 1.5-hour canal cruise through the city center. 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