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King's Day Celebrations

April, 27, 2016

Our #bosslady, Leah, has been on an exciting adventure exploring the winding streets of Spain and stunning views of Amsterdam. Join Leah at @artifactpdx #artifactadventures to catch her next journey through Holland for King's Day.

The King’s official birthday in the Netherlands is celebrated each year with spectacular parties, street markets, concerts and special events for the royal family on April 27.

Amsterdam explodes with excitement during the day's festivities and there’s no better place to pick up a bargain than at the citywide vrijmarkt ('free market') on King's Day! 

Everyone turns out once a year to sell their second-hand wares on the streets and in the parks of Amsterdam, creating one of the world's largest flea markets. Throughout the city, street performers, aspiring opera singers, rappers and Rio-style drum bands fill the street to join in on the excitement!

Orange is worn on King’s Day as a show of pride for the Dutch royal family – the House of Orange-Nassau. Amsterdam’s canals are flooded with a sea of orange, as thousands of brightly decorated party boats fill the famous waterways. 

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