Kingsday in Leeuwarden

27th of April

While the King blows out a cake with 57 candles, we in Leeuwarden celebrate his birthday with him! In the lively city centre, you will find the best stalls and games at the free market, and at the same time it is bursting with good parties. From the big squares to the clubs and pubs: your favourite artists will perform here and you will never want to leave. Read all about the generous programme on this page. So grab your red, white and blue make-up set, get some orange clothes and hit the town!

Programme Kings Day in Leeuwarden

Good beats, cold beer, local heroes behind the turntables and kilometres of rugs full of gadgets. Luckily, there is plenty to choose from on King's Day: check the programme per location below so you know where to find your friends later!

Kingsnight in Leeuwarden

For the real party lovers: unleash your party craving during Kingsnight! In the evening of the 26 of April, you will celebrate with the big party “Brak op het Plein”. Dance for the King, so you can kick off your King's Day with a great hangover.

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.

Meet the Nassaus!

Public transport & Parking - convenient

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:

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