Whole Holland is going totally nuts!

On April 27th  the whole country is going upside down. Everything will be colored in orange, crazy people will walk the roads and everyone is dressed up as crazy as possible.

Fortunately all in a positive way, because this is how we celebrate our King’s birthday!

The Hague is also known as The Royal City and therefore they will take this craziness to another level! The Hague kicks-off the King’s birthday by starting on the 26th of April with a massive FREE festival right in heart of the city centre! Followed up by a lot of fun activities the next day. Be warned: your hangover can ruin the second day.

 

King’s Night: The Life I Live Festival

Nine stages will transform the city centre of The Hague into a huge festival site with countless acts performing, both local bands and internationally renowned acts. Every year, 200,000 orange people strolling from stage to stage and enjoying street foods and drinks. Submerge yourself in this huge musical party, with a beer in your hand, in one of the theatres or pubs around the city! Every edition offers an impressive mix of high-quality live music and other entertainment.
Thursday 26 April, 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM

 

King’s Day The Hague

Kings Day is a Dutch tradition stemming from the 31st of August 1885 when it was called Prinsessedag or Princess’s Day, the year of the fifth birthday of Princess Wilhelmina, heir to the Dutch throne.

In September 1948, Wilhelmina’s daughter, Juliana, ascended to the throne and the holiday was therefore moved to the 30th of April, which has been the day of celebration up until 2013 when King Willem-Alexander took over from his mother. The celebration was subsequently moved to his birthday the 27th of April.

There is no better place to celebrate this historic day than in the royal city of The Hague, where also the king himself lives (in Huis ten Bosch) and works (at the Noordeinde Palace), together with his Queen Máxima.

 

Activities

On Kings Day (Koningsdag) The Hague is filled with all kinds of fun activities in the city and along the water. You can join the fun with historical tram tours, boat rides, flea markets, a big geranium market, neighborhood parties, workshops, storyteller, face painting, crafts, even a Kingsfair and much, much more. Remember to wear orange!!

 

Kingsfair

As a tradition, around King’s Day, there is always a huge fair on the Malieveld and the Frederik Hendriklaan. With around sixty attractions the fair is put together in such a way that there is something for everyone.

 

On Kings Day the Hague is filled with all sorts of fun activities for all ages. You can join the fun with historical tram tours, boat rides on the canals, flea markets, dancing and singing in the streets and much, much more. Remember to wear orange!!

And while you’re here, why not visit some of the royal monuments? A list is given below:

  • Huis ten Bosch (“House in the Woods”, Haagse Bos 10)
    • One of three official residencies of the Dutch Royal Family, the other being the Noordeinde Palace (mentioned below) and the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. You can combine a walk in the beautiful Haagse Bos forest with a view in where the royals themselves lives! Haagse Bos is the green gateway to The Hague, it is perfect for picnics, walks and runs and is a huge green oasis in the city!
  • Noordeinde Palace and Palace Gardens (Noordeinde 64)
    • The Palace (‘Paleis Noordeinde’) is a modest palace compared to other European palaces, and it enjoys a great location situated on one of The Hague’s shopping street. Perfect to combine shopping and a cultural experience for tourists! It further has a gracefully landscaped garden behind it, which is absolutely also worth a visit!
  • Royal Stables (Hogewal 17)
    • Close to the above-mentioned garden lies the royal stables. The stables can only be admired from outside but are not to be missed. They are designed by H.P. Vogel and feature a unique and electric style. They are home to the many carriages of the Royal household, and these are still in use. The most famous of which is the Golden Coach.

We, at Teleport Hotel, hope to see you for the Kings Day celebrations on 26th and 27th of April 2018!




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