Friday April 27th Holland, and specially Amsterdam, will colour orange. We will celebrate the birthday of King Willem Alexander. The Royal family is from the House of Orange, therefore orange is our national colour, besides the traditional red, white and blue of the flag.
On Kingsday, and the evening before, you can immerse yourself in one happy, exhilarating party world and forget about visiting a museum for one day (although it can be a good escape form the crowd). Get yourself a hat and scarf in matching colours and look out for a bargain here or there. Entrepeneurial Dutch will sell their belongings they found cleaning up their attic and you could find a great souvenir! Have a lukewarm beer and some nasty streetfood, don’t be too picky this day, and just enjoy. See you there!