it's an orange-coloured party
It will be an orange spectacle as usual: King's Day 2023. We'll toast to the king's 56th birthday, celebrate our royal roots, and there's only one color that matters: orange. With a flee market that runs almost through the entire historic city center and plenty of cozy parties, we'll make sure it will be a unforgettable day. Check here what you can expect during King's Day in Leeuwarden. Long live the King! Huzaah!
Wilhelminaplein 19:00 - 00:00
The night before King's Day, the party already starts during Brak op het Plein. With artists like Sjaak, Feest DJ Ruud and Pieter Sahieter, not-dancing is definitely not an option. From 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM, you can celebrate King's Night at the Wilhelminaplein.
Ruiterskwartier 23:00 - 05:00
Aren't you tired yet and still up for a nice party? At the Neushoorn Cafe, we'll continue with 'IN THE BOX' until the break of dawn! IN THE BOX offers you the opportunity to be completely IN your own BOX and escape from your online bubble. Step into the classic warehouse vibes and let yourself go on the exciting house beats.
City Center 08:30 - 17:00
From Nieuwestad and Wirdumerdijk to Groeneweg and Oldehoofsterkerkhof: the biggest flee market in Friesland can be found in Leeuwarden! Browse through stands and stalls in search of unique knick-knacks and handmade items. Prefer to look for bargains? A section of Nieuwestad, between Nieuwesteeg and Waag, has a market with brand new items for sale.
Prinsentuin 14:00 - 23:00
A premiere this year during King's Day! The organizers of the well-known Tuinfeest are presenting the Tuinfeest - Kingsday Festival edition. Come to the Prinsentuin on April 27th and celebrate His Majesty's birthday swinging to a delicious combination of house, disco, and techno.
Mata Hariplein 14:30 - 22:00
The ultimate outdoor dance event during King's Day can be found at the Mata Hari square, where Markies and Neushoorn join forces and manage to create an unforgettable party every year. With artists such as Steff da Campo, Ricardo Silvio, and Martin Harder, this King's Day is going to a day to remember.
The Royal Roots of Leeuwarden
King's Day is of course entirely dedicated to our royal roots. But did you know that the Frisian capital has played an unmistakable role in the history of the European Royal House? From 1584 to 1747, Leeuwarden was the court city of the Frisian Nassaus. You can still see this today. Walk through the historic city center and find the roots of the royals on King's Day here in Leeuwarden.
Leeuwarden is also easily accessible during King's Day, but we recommend coming to the city by public transport or by bike. The city center is closed for cars from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM. Public transport runs according to the Saturday schedule, and there are no buses running through the city on King's Day. Check Arriva and NS for the most up-to-date information and departure times. If you do come by car, check here for available parking spaces. Also useful: