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Amsterdam Queensday

History
On 31 august 1885, the birthday of Princess Wilhelmina, was the first celebration of Princessday. Later on this became Queensday. Because Queensday also was the last day of the schoolholiday, soon this day became a feast day for the children.
On 31 august 1902 became Queensday really a feast for all people. The population celebrated that day the queen Wilhelimina was recovered from a serious disease.
More and more people took the day off and the feast became a national feast. In honour of the old queen and because the current queens birthday is in the winter Queensday’s still celebrated on April 30th.  

Queensday now
A lot of people dressed in orange, are out on the streets. There being a lot of things organised, such as concerts, processions,  plays on the street and games. On many locations there’s a market where people and especially children sell second hand stuff.

Queensnight
Traditionally, the party starts the day before Queensday.  It’s called Queensnight and everybody is dancing, drinking and playing in the streets.
During the night there are a lot of parties in Amsterdam. You can find a lot of famous artists and even more famous DJ’s on the different events.  Traditionally, the evening starts at 19.00. At 01.00 the outside music has to stop. The people who hasn’t got tired yet moves the party inside one of the many clubs or pubs. You can also find a hotel (book in advance!)
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The streets and canals are filled with party people.

A few things from the many, many things you can do on Queensnight (=Koninginnenacht) Amsterdam 2007:

  • Koninginnenacht, 21:00 till 05:00 uur
    Club Latido (Buikslotermeerplein)
  • Audio Confusionz: hardcore during Koninginnenacht!
  • Koninginnenacht, starting at 19:00 uur
    Amstelveld
  • New during Koninginnenacht: Chemistry on the Amstelveld!
  • Koninginnenacht
    De Heeren van Aemstel
  • Koninginnenacht starts in  Heeren van Aemstel with pride!
  • Koninginnenacht, from 22:00 till 02:00 uur
    Noordermarkt
  • Son Cubano: een unique serie of concerts at the Noordermarkt.
  • Koninginnenacht, from 22:00 uur
    Nieuwmarkt 4
  • Swingin’ 70's & 80's party at the Waag!
  • Koninginnenacht, starts at 19:00 uur
    Café Kobalt, Singel 2a
  • Soulful & Orange is an event where the warm, open and dancable atmosphere is the most important thing

 

And a few thing you can do during Queensday Amsterdam 2007:

  • Koninginnedag
    Amstel (next to the Stopera )
  • Too relaxed?? Want to find some ecxitement? You can bungyjump and watch Amsterdam from the upside down!
  • Koninginnedag, srtarting 11:00 till 21:00
    Amstelveld
  • After 2 years the Chemistry is back on the Amstelveld!
  • Koninginnedag
    Hoek Looiersgracht/1e Looiersdwarsstraat
  • The funkiest and chunkiest way to celebrate Queensday.
  • Koninginnedag, from 12:00 till 21:00
    Spuistraat 46
  • Live muziek at the The Doors Palace!
  • Koninginnedag
    Reguliersdwarsstraat
  • QA street festival for the gay en gayminded people.

PARKING IN AMSTERDAM IS DIFFICULT!
During the uitmarkt will it be extremely difficult to find a parkingplace. Therefore, we advise you to come with public transport, or if you can, to bike or walk to the centre of Amsterdam.

We have sellected a number of available hotels and accommodation near Amsterdam center:

Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam

Damrak 1 - 5
The 4-star Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam is located in the heart of the bustling shopping and business centre.

Jolly Hotel Carlton

Vijzelstraat 4
The Jolly Hotel Carlton is a 4 star deluxe hotel ideally located in the centre of Amsterdam, nearby the famous Floating Flower Market, Munt Tower and main shopping streets.

Golden Tulip Amsterdam - Centre

Nieuwezijdskolk 19
The hotel is situated in the historical heart of the city. Within walking distance you'll find many shopping streets and department stores

Dikker en Thijs Fenice Hotel

Prinsengracht 444
The Dikker and Thijs Fenice hotel is located on one of the famous canals, the 'Prinsengracht', close to the Leidseplein with its brown cafés and international restaurants

Amsterdam American Hotel

Leidsekade 97
Built in 1900, the Amsterdam American Hotel is Amsterdam's most famous art nouveau hotel, directly located on the lively Leidseplein

Rembrandt Centrum

Herengracht 255
A charming building in the heart of Amsterdam, beside a main canal and next to the Dam, the Rembrandt Centrum offers you an ideal location and a relaxing atmosphere

NH Barbizon Palace

Prins Hendrikkade 59-72
Situated opposite Amsterdam Station Centraal, this 5-star hotel fuses extensive modern facilities with a hint of the historic

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