Gold Trusted Service Award
Gold Trusted Service Award
Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
Rosette
Boating expertise since 1969
With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
Kompass
18 amazing destinations
Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
Boot
World’s largest fleet
We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
Rettungsboje
No boat license required
That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
  • Gold Trusted Service Award
    Gold Trusted Service Award
    Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
  • Rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Kompass
    18 amazing destinations
    Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
  • Boot
    World’s largest fleet
    We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
  • Rettungsboje
    No boat license required
    That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
  • Gold Trusted Service Award
    Gold Trusted Service Award
    Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
  • Rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Kompass
    18 amazing destinations
    Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
  • Boot
    World’s largest fleet
    We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
  • Rettungsboje
    No boat license required
    That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.

Netherland's King's Day

King's Day 2017

King's Day 2017

On April 27th, King’s Day will be celebrated in Holland. King Willem Alexander will turn 50 and there will be parties all over the country and in the canals - turning the country into a giant street party! Amsterdam will host 5 official parties and a lot more. The parties include Loveland van Oranje Festival, Oranjebloesem, Kingsland Festival, Nassau Festival and the Urban Music Festival! Amsterdam Boat Parties will be organizing a King's Day Cruise on the IJ with a 600 capacity party boat.

Be in the action

Be in the action

Are you going to the celebration? Please note that public transport, including taxis, will be limited in the city center of Amsterdam and most canals in Amsterdam will have one-way traffic only. There will be more rules for large boats in the city center and no more than one bottle of beer per person allowed!

During that day you may join one of the free markets, free festivals with professional street performers, drum bands, DJ’s, opera singers and more where ever in the country. Even the smallest villages in the Netherlands are celebrating the King’s birthday.

King's Day

When you are in Hindeloopen, you might go to Sneek where the party starts already on the evening of the 26th with concerts. The places you will need to check out: Stadhuistuin, the City center, Grootzand, Markstraat en Kleinzand.

Discover more

Should you start your boating cruise in Vinkeveen, join Amsterdam or Utrecht for the biggest events or smaller villages like Nigteveen or Weesp.

The Dutch King’s Day starts on the evening before, it’s the so called King’s Night. On the official day, the 27th, the King’s family will do an official visit to Tilburg (Brabant region).