Wild, Fun, Exciting, etc.. It's a giant celebration of the Queen and has Live Bands, People wearing orange, lot's of vendors selling all kinds of stuff from commercial stuff to garage sale stuff. Food, Food, & More Food...Dancing Ladies on tops of busses, Tons of partying in the streets, nudity, etc... It's 10 times bigger than mardi gras in New Orleans Louisiana! and alot more fun!
Queensday. This is THE day to visit Amsterdam! Officially it's hold on the queens mother (Juliana) birthday, but when Beatrix became queen, she decided that April 30th would stay that particular day.
Thousands of people will walk on the street, parks. a Lot of them will wear things of our national color: orange. One big family, one big party!
Everybody (even people from abroad) can sell on this day whatever they like without paying tax. There is one exception: food. Children will play an instrument and receive coins for it (also making money out of it). Some are doing it for commercial reasons, while others try to sell their old things: books, records, paintings...whatever the want can be sold, you will find it on the streets!
This is a crazy day in Amsterdam. Around 750000 people are cruising around the canals and streets of the city - most of them dressed in orange - Holland's national colour.
On this day - which is the birthday of the ex-queen Juliana - everyone is allowed to sell things on the street or perform as well. It's really great to see the people cook in their door and sell food, kids perform their breakdancing tricks or musical skills, all the bars sell drinks outside and if you like you can even throw eggs at people in one place!!
The canals are full with boats of different size and it's great fun watching the people partying on their boats. (I bet it's even more fun being on one of them!)
Queensday in Holland is our national bankholiday, its when we celebrate the birthday of the queens mother. On the 30st of April, it is a complete madhouse in Amsterdam!! About a 1 million people will be scattered all over the city center, most of them dressed in orange, which is our national colour, and everybody is partying.....
This is the best day of the year, it starts the night before queensday, it will not be as busy as on the day itself, but it is a great night out, most people only go back home to have a shower and then party on. On queensday there is a big fun far at the damsquare, which is well known for pickpockets!! there are groups of men surrounding you and then try to empty every pocket you have. But don't let that keep you from coming..... there are markets everywhere, people selling clothing, beer, food and strange orange things, bands everywhere, the best day of the year!!
On Queen`s day Vondelpark is full of kids, they are the only allowed to sell and entertain people here. They play music, make you magic jokes, and whatever comes out of their fantasy.