The Amsterdam Orange Festival is a national holiday with performances, concerts, games, and boat parties. And who doesn’t love to dress in orange and enjoy a good ol’ canal-boat dance party?
Where: Amsterdam, Holland. Especially the streets of the Nieuwmarkt and Jordaan.
When: April 30th every year (and the night before)
Places To Stay: Amsterdam Hotels
The Amsterdam Orange Festival (also known as Queen’s Day or Koninginnedag) is one of the world’s biggest parties. Participants dress in the color orange, which is the Netherland’s national color, and hit the streets on the night of April 29th throughout the 30th.
The Orange Festival first began in Amsterdam back in 1885 to celebrate the birth of Queen Wilhelmina, and has since become Queens Day.
Drink Amsterdam’s orange concoctions, find artifacts sold in the “free market,” join a dance party on a canal boat, and attend an outdoor concert at Museumplein or Dam Square.
Here’s more information on the Amsterdam Koninginnedag Orange Day.