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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, which until 2013 was known was Queen's Day, and is nowadays celebrated on April 27.

Program 2023

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updated: 30-04-2023

Program 2023

Wednesday, April 26
& Thursday, April 27

In Regulierdwarsstraat, King's Day and King's Night are traditionally celebrated with street parties in the western part and the eastern part of the street.

On King's Day, several restaurants and fastfood places sell their food out on the street. Visitors, however, are not allowed to have more than one alcoholic beverage at a time in their possession.

Western part of the street

Outside the gay venues between Koningsplein and Vijzelstraat there's an open and freely accessible street party again with outside bars and DJ performances!

King's Night
Wednesday, April 26
19.00 - 01.00 hrs
Line-up: DJ Q - DJ Ron - FlexyFrank - Rob Boskamp - Sidney Still - Glaucio Duarte

King's Day
Thursday April 27
12.00 - 20.00 hrs
Line-up: DJ Ron - Edgar Tempelman - Charlie Lima - Roy Bieze - Joshua Walter ft. Miss Bunty - Raymundo - Lady Bee ft. Miss Bunty - Rob Boskamp

After the end of the celebration outside, the party continues inside the various venues! Check our calendar for details.

Gay street party tijdens Koningsdag (2014)

Eastern part of the street

Between Vijzelstraat and Rembrandtplein there's no street party outside Jantjes Verjaardag this year, but instead there's a party at Latin gaybar Reality:

King's Day
Thursday, April 27
15.00 - 20.00 hrs
With R&B, Hiphop, Caribbean & Afro by DJ Jasmine Perez!

After the end of the celebration outside, the party continues inside until late!

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.

King's Day street parties @ Reguliersdwarsstraat

Gay Street Party King's Day 2020
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King's Day street party (2014)
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King's Day street party outside Jantjes Verjaardag (2016)
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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)


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-impressions of King's Night and King's Day 2023 can be seen on our Instagram Highlights.

Below is 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!

Elsewhere in the city

Elsewhere in Amsterdam there are also street parties for gay & queer people to celebrate King's Day, like:

- at the Homomonument at Westermarkt, on April 26 and 27

- outside gaycafé Prik at Spuistraat, on April 26 and 27

- outside gaycafé The Queen's Head at Zeedijk, on April 26 and 27

LGBTQ street parties elsewhere in Amsterdam
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