King's Day in Rotterdam

King's Day in Rotterdam

Put on your orange outfit and  celebrate the birthday of King Willem-Alexander with the Dutch on April 27! In Rotterdam there are flea markets in several places in the city, where everybody is allowed to sell things in the streets. The largest market is located in the centre, around the Coolsingel, Hoogstraat and Blaak. Or visit one of the King’s Day festivals, see them below.

A toast to the king!

Eat an orange cream slice, drink an Oranjebitter, and then, into the pub. There are many streets in Rotterdam for those looking for the latter. On the Oude and Nieuwe Binnenweg, you can enjoy a beer at brown cafés like Sijf and Melief Bender, dance at Rotown or relax at the Wester Paviljoen or Stalles. The terraces in the Oude Haven and on the Witte de Withstraat, such as the Witte Aap and NRC, come highly recommended. Biergarten is of course also a party. The bars on Stadhuisplein organise a joint sing-along festival called Code Oranje.

Street markets

Because the Coolsingel is being renovated, and because of the market on the Binnenrotte, there is slightly less room for the street markets this year, but there are still plenty! In the centre, you can buy and sell second-hand items on Westersingel, Van Oldenbarneveltstraat, Grotekerkplein and on Coolsingel (between the Meent and Bulgersteyn). There is a street market especially for children in the Markthal from 10:00. If the weather is bad, stop in at Fabuloso in Arminius for vintage and fashion. Almost every neighbourhood in Rotterdam has its own street market. You can read more about this at the bottom of this page.

In the neighbourhood

Visit one of Rotterdam’s lovely neighbourhoods on King’s Day, such as the characteristic Katendrecht. There is a street market with a Royal Roller Disco for the children on the Deliplein. Walk across the Rijnhaven Bridge for a party on the terrace of Hotel New York. There is also plenty of entertainment in chic Kralingen and popular Crooswijk on 27 April. Check here to see what’s happening on King’s Night and Day.

Dance festivals

Dance festivals

Forget Tomorrowland and Ibiza
Terraces

Terraces

You’ll find inviting terraces everywhere
Spring

Spring

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