Kingsday- The biggest birthday party in the World!

A whirl wind of a day.

Posted by Deviprasad Nair at May 05, 2017 12:28 AM

Kingday And Kingsland

 

If you are planning to come to the Netherlands, there is one thing you should know; the Dutch are crazy about the colour orange. And nowhere else is this more obvious than on the occasion of Kings Day. April 27th is the birthday of King Willem-Alexander. And on this day, everyone, and i mean everyone dresses in orange and basically spends the whole day partying.

In essence, its basically 30 hour party, starting from 26th April and basically ending in the early hours on 28th April. And the biggest party of them all is Kingsland. An EDM festival held on the occasion of Kingsday on multiple location in the Netherlands, including Amsterdam, Groningen,Den Bosch, Maastricht, and Twente.

And being an ardent listener of EDM music, i obviously went. AND IT WAS AMAZING.

Its one of the most amazing experiences you can have in the Netherlands. The Headliners for this show include some massive names like Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Tiesto, and Dash Berlin.

Now, when i started blogging, i was certain that i wouldn't be posting videos on my blogs, but Kingsland was just on another level, so i had to make a video for this. You can check it out here

 

Kingday is also known for its nationwide vrijmarkt ("free market"), at which the Dutch sell their used items. It is also an opportunity for "orange madness" or oranjegekte, a kind of frenzy named for the national colour.

But, before it was Kingsday, it was called Queen's day, on the occasion of Queen Beatrix's birthday, on April 30th, so a lot of the time , you can see a lot of people arriving to the major cities on April 30th dressed completely in orange, and then realising that the date has been changed.

Trust me, its much funnier in real life, if you see it.

So if you're not familiar with Kingsday, try imagining St. Patrick's Day, but with Orange. 

To any of the hopefuls, who do make it to the Netherlands, trust me you do not want to miss this party, and i fully recommend attending Kingsland.

Did you know that you can get orange beer on Kingsday? Not like brownish orangy color, but like full blown bright orange?

Its amazing!!

Posted by Deviprasad Nair at May 05, 2017 12:28 AM
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