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King's Day

King's Day

 

One of the highlights in Reguliersdwarsstraat are the street parties to celebrate King's Day on April 27, previously known as Queen's Day.


Program 2019

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Elsewhere in the city



 





updated: 25-04-2019



Program 2019


Friday, April 26
& Saturday, April 27


King's Day is the celebration of the birthday of the Dutch king Willem-Alexander. In Amsterdam, this event attracts hundreds of thousands to the city centre. The distinctive color of this day is orange, as that is also the family name of the royal family.

In Regulierdwarsstraat, King's Day is traditionally celebrated with a Gay Street Party and a Dutch Street Party, both on King's Day and King's Night, which is the evening before:


King's Day street parties @ Reguliersdwarsstraat


For the indoor parties at the various venues, check our calendar

On King's Day, restaurants and fastfood places are allowed to sell their food out on the street.

Please note: on King's Day, you are not allowed to have more than one alcoholic beverage in your possession at a time.
 
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Gay Street Party

Outside the famous gay venues in the western part of the street there's an open and freely accessible street party with 12-meter long bar, music, live acts and exciting surprises!
King's Night, Friday, April 26:
18.00 - 01.00 hrs.
- 18.00 - 19.00: The biggest Happy Hour of the city!
- DJ line-up: 17.00: DJ Q (Curacao), 19.00: Joshua Walter, 20.00: Lim de la Cruz, 21.00: DJ Cor, 22.00: Morinho, 23.00: Rob Boskamp. Live performances: Sonya The Disco Diva, Irma Derby and Miss Bunty.

King's Day, Saturday, April 27:
12.00 - 20.00 hrs.
- DJ line-up: 12.00: DJ Q (Curacao), 13.15: Sergio Tee, 14.30: Clark Kent, 16.00: Mister NiceKai, 17.45: Rob Boskamp & MC 11.


After the end of the celebration outside, the party continues inside the various places!




Gay Street Party King's Day 2019
(click to enlarge)



King's Day street party (2014)
(click to enlarge)


 
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Dutch Street Party

At the Rembrandtplein-side of Reguliersdwarsstraat, straight disco Jantjes Verjaardag organizes a street party with an outside tap and a big stage for live entertainment by popular Dutch DJs:
King's Night, Friday, April 26:
19.00 - 01.00 hrs.
- Live performances by the finalists of Jantjes Talent Show 2019 and other Dutch artists

King's Day, Saturday, April 27:
12.00 - 20.00 hrs.
- Live performances by Bert de Jong, Bryan Stricker, Sven Versteeg, Pascal Redeker, Roy v/d Burg and DJ Jordiz


On both days, the party continues inside until late!




King's Day street party outside Jantjes Verjaardag (2016)
(click to enlarge)


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The Dutch street party organized by Jantjes Verjaardag in the eastern part of Reguliersdwarsstraat attracts a mainly straight audience.

In the western part of the street, there's traditionally a large crowd of gay people, but this street party also attracts an increasing number of straight people.




King's Dag 2015 in the western part of Reguliersdwarsstraat
(Photo: Rodrigo Borges - Click to enlarge)







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Pictures


Here you can see some pictures of the King's and Queen's Day street parties in previous years:





Queen's Day street party in Reguliersdwarsstraat (2011)
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Video


Here's a video impression of the 2017 King's Day street party in the western part of Reguliersdwarsstraat:



King's Day street party in the western part of
Reguliersdwarsstraat on Thursday, April 27, 2017


Click here for an overview of YouTube videos showing how King's Day and Queen's Day were celebrated in earlier years!


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Elsewhere in the city


Here's an overview of the bigger and smaller LGBTQ street parties that take place on King's Day elsewhere in Amsterdam:




LGBTQ street parties elsewhere in Amsterdam
(click to enlarge)

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Links


- Tourist information: www.Iamsterdam.com

- Gay parties: www.kingsdayamsterdam.eu

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