PERIOD: April 27 2017
PLACE: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam it is a magical, wonderful and extremely lively city all year round, but ... try to take a look at the 27 April. With you, over two million (!!!) of individuals, all dressed in orange, will pour over the city to celebrate the Koningsdag Amsterdam 2017. This is the King's Day, in honor of William Alexander, celebrated on this fateful date of the year, except Sundays; in this case, in fact, it is always anticipated at the Saturday 26 April!
During the Koningsdag Amsterdam, you can dance, drink, eat and have fun all day. In every place, street, city square. Even along the Amstel, there are hundreds of festively decorated boats full of festive people. And many dance parties are organized: outdoors, in parks, in bars or in pubs. Enjoy this crazy show. You just have to let yourself be carried away by the crowd. All strictly in orange. Do not forget to provide for yourself too. A simple orange accessory can suffice. The wigs are very popular.
Also, for the occasion, the city is literally invaded by hundreds of street food vendors, placed in every corner of the streets. You can eat a lot and well, spending the right. And you can taste the legendary tompouce, a typical Dutch dessert; a pastry with cream, decorated with an orange icing created just for this occasion. And you can drink and consume alcohol at will. Only during the Koningsdag Amsterdam 2017, in fact, is allowed to consume alcohol on the street. Give us inside !!
But the party is also a good opportunity to do some business. Traditionally, King's Day is the only day when no permits are required to sell goods by road; which is why many Dutch, empty their cellars and Amsterdam turns into a mega flea market. Incredibly really what is found.
You can find all the practical info about Amsterdam, how to get there and how to get around by public transport, directly from this link.
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