A Queen’s Day holiday in Amsterdam would be incomplete without taking in the flea markets, or vrijmarkt. Sprawled throughout the city, they invite anybody to set up stalls for nothing. Pick up children’s toys around Jordaan and bargain for beautiful vintage clothing along Waterloopplein, as live music reverberates from stages across the city. Boats covered in orange decorations fill the canals and parades are held across the city.
Family-orientated fun during Queen Day in Amsterdam centres around Vondelpark. Face-painting, puppet shows and other activities are held alongside food and drink stalls. Book an Amsterdam hotel near Vondelpark for easy access to the main events.