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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.

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updated: 24-04-2018


Program King's Day 2018

Thursday, April 26
& Friday, 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.

Gay Street Party

Outside the bars and the famous gay venues in the western part of the street there's an open and freely accessible street party with DJ's on stage and lavish decorations:
King's Night, Thursday, April 26:
19.00 - 01.00 hrs.
- DJ line-up: 19:00 - 21:00: Max Morel (Duke of Tokyo) ; 21:00 - 22:30: Marijn (Bar Broker); 22:30 - 00:00: Joshua Walter (Club NYX).

King's Day, Friday, April 27:
14.00 - 20.00 hrs.
- DJ line-up: 14:00 - 16:00: Rob Boskamp (Soho, Burlesque) ; 16:00 - 18:00: Laffe Mannen (Bar Broker); 18:00 - 20:00: Mr NiceKai (Exit café).

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

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


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, Thursday, April 26:
19.00 - 01.00 hrs.
- Outside stage with the finalists of Jantjes Talentenjacht 2018!

King's Day, Friday, April 27:
12.00 - 20.00 hrs.
- Outside stage with performances by Roy v/d Burg, DJ Jordiz, Het Feestteam, Pascal Redeker and Sven Versteeg!

On both days, the party continues inside until late!

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


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)
(click to enlarge)



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!


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)



- Tourist information:

- Gay parties:

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