We love to party, and nobody parties better than the Dutch on King’s Day. Do it Dutch, and experience King’s Day like a local!
Here at Busabout HQ, we’re pretty sure the Dutch are the teeniest bit obsessed with us. We live for pancakes, and so do they. We’re a forward thinking bunch, and so are they. We’re besotted (almost unhealthily so) with the colour orange, and guess what… so are they! But there’s one thing we can’t match, King’s Day. This insane party sees streets flooded with concerts and raves, canals choc-a-bloc full of boozed-up boats, and bars overflowing with jolly, inebriated Dutch-folk. Join us for a King’s Day bonanza and and experience the biggest party of your life.
We spend 4 days exploring Netherlands. We visit Amsterdam.
What Is Included...
Your fantastic Busabout crew
3 nights’ accommodation
3 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Countryside bike tour with cheese and clogs demonstration
Amsterdam city orientation walk
Trip starts at 2:00pm at Centrally Located Hostel, Amsterdam
Trip ends at 10:00am at Centrally Located Hostel, Amsterdam
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4 Day Itinerary
Day 1: Amsterdam
The annual King’s Day celebrations fast approach! King Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand demands that, on the day of his royal birth, any man, woman, or child finding themselves residing within the blessed Kingdom of the Netherlands party their socks off. But first, let’s get acquainted with Amsterdam. We’ll meet at our hostel this afternoon before heading out into town for our included welcome dinner. Marvel at the Renaissance architecture and stunning houseboats drifting along the banks of Amsterdam’s gorgeous canals but make sure you’re not loitering in the bike lanes, as Dutch cyclists can be notoriously unforgiving! After dinner, join your group for an optional visit to the Casa Rosso Erotic show followed by a few drinks in town.
Day 2: Amsterdam
Today we’ll be embracing all things Dutch, and what better way to get things started than with a lovely bike ride? We’ll be wheeling off to the scenic countryside where we’ll tour a traditional cheese and clog factory (aka, the most Dutch thing imaginable!). This afternoon, visit the Heineken Experience to learn about brewing, and sample Holland’s favourite drink or check out the impressive works of Vincent van Gogh in his dedicated museum. Alternatively, you can kick back and relax in this metropolitan wonderland, as you prepare for tonight’s festivities. Before King’s Day, comes King’s Night! This afternoon, you have the option to embark on our optional hour-long canal cruise. Later, join your guide for escapades of the drunken persuasion where you’ll (attempt to) keep pace with locals partying the night away.
Day 3: Amsterdam
Today, the King turns another year older and we mark the occasion with an insane, country-wide party. This thriving madness of orange-clad partiers is called Koningsdag (King’s Day) and is a tradition dating back to the 1800s. On this special day, streets all across the country will close. No cars drive, no trams run. This is a day for brightly dressed revellers looking for a celebration. Our senses will be assaulted as Amsterdam transforms into a massive open air market, complete with live music. Every establishment in town is out to impress with events at every boat, bar, and club. Join your guide for a tour of all the best spots and be sure to live it up in the name of the King! Lang leve de koning!
Day 4: Amsterdam
Check-out is after breakfast, we hope to see you again!
Frequently Asked Questions about the King’s Day
Tour starts from:
Centrally Located Hostel, Amsterdam at 2:00pm
Tour ends in:
Centrally Located Hostel, Amsterdam at 10:00am
Accommodation is included for this trip. You will stay in Dorm Share (max. 8 bed dorm).
You can upgrade to a private twin (min. 2 people) from MyTrip once you have made a booking.
* All upgrades are subject to availability.
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Here is the list of available optional activities, excursions and freetime avaiable on this trip:
- Taste Heineken from the tap in its true home
- Visit Van Gogh’s museum or Anne Frank’s house
- Check out the best night life in Europe
- Sign up for an optional comedy show
All optional extras and excursions will be available to book through your Busabout Guide on the trip.
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Yes, depending on availability there is no problem to change dates (a small fee applies). If the new date is more expensive the difference will also need to be paid. You can also transfer the funds you’ve already paid over to another trip of the same or higher value if you change your mind, as long as it’s outside of the notification period.
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