By Nicola Donovan Ah Amsterdam, the Dutch capital known for its red lights, cannabis and canals. No one knows how to party quite like the Dutchies, and King’s Day is…
King’s Day Amsterdam
This is the biggest party of the year in the Netherlands, and Stoke will be celebrating it in Amsterdam, the Dutch capital of canals, history, tulips, cannabis and red lights.
Live Bands & DJs
At King’s Day 2019, we’ll be staying in pre-erected twin-share tents with mattresses and sleeping bags and we’ll be fuelling our bodies with hearty breakfasts daily. The King’s Day celebrations take place across the entire city, with the streets, parks and canals and awash in the colour orange.
Kings Day, let’s do it Dutch style
Stoke Travel does it Dutch in 2019 when we hit up the famous streets, canals and parks of Amsterdam for the Netherland’s biggest party of the year, King’s Day. The night of April 26, the celebrations kick off with a massive party in the city with live music playing in all the main squares. The music ends around 11pm and we’d recommend resting up for tomorrow as it’s a huge day of celebration. The usually liberal and loose Dutchies go wild celebrating the King’s birthday with DJs and bands in the streets, a city-wide flea market with food and drink stalls will keep you fed and hydrated while the canals are jammed with boats and barges full of revellers ready to party. Make sure to reserve your spot on the Stoke Travel King’s Day party boat, add on now for €50 when checking out.
Staying with Stoke Travel for King’s Day Festival
We’re Europe’s festival specialists, so King’s Day was a no-brainer for us. We’ll make sure that you’re comfortable and that there’s plenty of fun going around with like-minded travellers from all over the world. We’ll feed you a cooked breakfast every morning that you stay with us, then guide you into the party madness of Amsterdam.
Visit the famous Amsterdam with Stoke Travel
This city is one of the world’s greats, and has to be high on the bucket list for any traveller with hedonistic tendencies. The historic city is covered with canals, narrow cobbled streets, Dutch people on bikes, and plenty of parks. Despite all this, most tourists come for the more exciting attractions such as the red light district and the coffee shops that rather than selling coffee, sell the best weed from around the world that you can smoke in a comfortable and safe environment.
When you’re staying with Stoke in Amsterdam you can add canal boat parties to your stay, bike tours through the city, a visit to the Anne Frank museum or an Amsterdam pub crawl. Oh, and if you want a real Amsterdam experience, consider checking out one of the infamous sex shows, that are more hilarious than they are erotic. Amsterdam is Stoke’s kind of town, so why not come and see it with us!
Stoke Travel Passport Holders
Holders may book King’s Day with nights from their Stoke Travel Passport.
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- 2pm onwards: Start the trip with a beer and get ready to celebrate!
- You’ve got the afternoon and night to go out and explore what Amsterdam has to offer…Might we suggest a nice coffee shop, or if you’ve feeling adventurous, the red light district
- Have a slow Morning, but make sure you’ve got a drink in your hand
- 10am onwards: We’ll be kick starting the party
- 6pm: Tonight is King’s Night, most say even bigger than King’s Day, with a massive party in the streets and the main squares of Amsterdam. We will depart camp at 6pm and the party ends around 11pm
- 11pm: We’d recommend resting up to prepare yourself for the antics of tomorrow but feel free to keep the party going in town, you will always find a bar where the drinks are flowing
- Today’s the day, King’s Day!
- 9am: Hot breakfast is served to help nurse the hangover
- 10am: We’ll start walking to the ferry where the tour begins. Make sure you are wearing everything orange and you have packed as much booze as you can into your Stoke bag!
- 11am: The streets start to come alive with massive parties all over the city and canals. Stick to the streets or jump on one of our private canal boat parties with 3 hours of unlimited alcohol and a DJ providing the beats
- Make sure to reserve your spot and add on the boat party when booking!
- 7pm: The streets begin to wind down but don’t worry, the party can continue on the ESN after party boat festival with over 600 people!
- We should have well and truly excelled ourselves at partying dutch-style and we could possibly be broken
- 9am: We’ll struggle our way through goodbyes over breakfast, but not before we’ve swapped Facebooks and photos and planned our next trip with Stoke Travel! If you have full day here still, we can organise optional tours to see the tulips, Bols Museum or the wind mills.
Amsterdam is the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands. Dutch is the language most predominantly spoken. Attractive to tourists because of its historical atmosphere and modern metropolitan society, this unique combination provides a friendly and relaxed environment, perfect for exploring this beautiful city. Amsterdam is filled with cute little buildings, streets, canals and squares which create an intimacy for tourists that can only be found in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam’s main attractions including it’s historic canals, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Anne Frank House, Amsterdam Museum, it’s red-light district, and it’s many cannabis coffee shops draw more than 3 million international visitors annually.
Camping Vliegenbos Amsterdam Meeuwenlaan 138 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
How to get to Amsterdam
Fly to us
The best way to do it is to fly into the wonderful and busy Amsterdam Schiphol international airport.
Trains, buses and ferries
Amsterdam is well connected with the rest of the world by rail, sea and highway, so buses, trains and ferries are all great options.
Exciting news! Eurostar are releasing London to Amsterdam direct trains. To check how you’re meeting Stoke Travel in Amsterdam for King’s Day, check out GoEuro. Here you can easily compare trains, buses, flights, and even Bla Bla Cars.
Once you’ve made it to Amsterdam
Directions From The Airport
It’s very easy to get to the campsite from Schiphol Airport Amsterdam. You can take the train from Schiphol Airport Amsterdam to Amsterdam Central Station. From there follow the signs to the bus station by going to the exit IJzijde. There you take the city bus number 32 direction Buikslotermeerplein or bus number 33 direction Nieuwendam. Exit at stop Merelstraat, from there the campsite is only 2 minutes walk away.
Directions From Central Station
It’s very easy once you are at Amsterdam Central Station. From there you follow the signs to the bus station by going to the exit IJzijde. There you take the city bus number 32 direction Buikslotermeerplein or bus number 33 direction Nieuwendam. Exit at stop Merelstraat. From there the campsite is only 2 minutes walk away.
Directions From The Campsite To City Centre
Take the busses number 32 or number 33 back to Amsterdam Central station. Find the exit Oostzijde. You can easily walk from here in the direction of the Dam Square or take number 4 direction Station RAI, 9 direction Diemen, 16 direction VU medisch centrum if you don’t feel like a 5 minute walk.
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Live Bands & DJs
King’s Day Amsterdam
2 night min, flexible terms, group payments
My sight is blurry from seeing so much orange, and my head is fuzzy from so much…but man it’s worth it!
So much beer, so much orange, so much fun! Stoke Travel, thanks again for an incredible experience.
Who knew the Dutch were so good at partying? Sign me up for King’s Day Festival 2018!
Wow! I want to do that all over again. Amsterdam you were insane. Thanks Stoke Travel for an awesome weekend.
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