The undisputed number one celebration in Amsterdam is Kingsday. This is the annual birthday party of our king, William-Alexander of Orange. Hence, we all dress up in orange. The festivities already start the night before, with lots of parties outdoor and in cafes, clubs and other venues. On Kingsday the streets are full of people selling their personal stuff, food and drinks, live music, DJ’s, activities for kids, and so on.
The canals are full of celebrating people too. All sorts of boats -from small private boats to large dedicated party boats with loud music- gather on the canals and move slowly from one nice spot to the other. You can rent a boat for Kingsday at Boats4rent. The rate for a full day is € 300 all-in (pick up between 9 and 11 AM and return between 5 and 7 PM). Book your Kingsday boat rental now (27 April, full day option).