Tag: Queen’s Day

Amsterdam King’s Day 2022: All-Day Citywide Street Party?

On King’s Day Amsterdam puts on the world’s largest street party. But in 2020 the party moved indoors: the King’s Day Coronavirus Lockdown Edition.

King’s Day 2021 also fell victim to the coronavirus measures. As the Netherlands is battling a third wave, all large scale public events were cancelled until at least May 5.

Previously known as Queen’s Day, 2022 will mark the ninth edition of King’s Day in honor of King Willem-Alexander.

It’s actually a nationwide party, but Amsterdam definitely is the place to be — but just not this year.

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other world leaders promote Amsterdam’s Queen’s Day Celebrations

Amsterdam Queen's Day French president Nicolas Sarkozy in a well-meant embrace with Italy’s president Silvio Berlusconi. Barack Obama and Vladimir Poutin walking side by side, both wearing T-shirts saying, “Kiss me, I’m drunk.” Or Hillary Clinton with a well-filled bikini and wearing an orange wig.

That’s the new poster campaign with which Amsterdam Partners, charged with promoting the Capital of the Netherlands, hopes to inspire more foreigners to visit the city for this year’s Queen’s Day celebration (a.k.a World’s Best Party).