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.
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.
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
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
- New during Koninginnenacht: Chemistry on the Amstelveld!
De Heeren van Aemstel
- Koninginnenacht starts in Heeren van Aemstel
- Koninginnenacht, from 22:00 till 02:00
- Son Cubano: een unique serie of concerts at the
- Koninginnenacht, from 22:00 uur
- 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
And a few thing you can do during Queensday Amsterdam
Amstel (next to the Stopera )
- Too relaxed?? Want to find some ecxitement? You
can bungyjump and watch Amsterdam from the upside
- Koninginnedag, srtarting 11:00 till 21:00
- After 2 years the Chemistry is back on the Amstelveld!
Hoek Looiersgracht/1e Looiersdwarsstraat
- The funkiest and chunkiest way to celebrate Queensday.
- Koninginnedag, from 12:00 till 21:00
- Live muziek at the The Doors Palace!
- 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.
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
Jolly Hotel Carlton
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.
Tulip Amsterdam - Centre
The hotel is situated
in the historical heart of the city. Within walking
distance you'll find many shopping streets and
Dikker en Thijs
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
Built in 1900, the Amsterdam American Hotel is
Amsterdam's most famous art nouveau hotel, directly
located on the lively Leidseplein
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
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
More hotels in Amsterdam, nearby Amsterdam