King’s Day, the unmissable event for the Dutch is almost here. For the uninitiated, it is a national holiday celebrated by everyone as it marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander. Last year, King’s Day was celebrated in Amersfoort and the King called it “amazing party”. Usually, the day and the previous eve are joyous with people crowding up at the live music festivals, markets, boat parties, and more fun.
However, King’s Day 2020 (April 27) is going to be quite different with a stark difference in the celebrations. Given the social distancing measures taken by the government to curb the COVID-19 spread, the King’s Day celebration will not hit the streets. The streets that should pack strides of people dressed in orange are going to be empty, but worry not, if you’re excited and ready to party, there are a host of online events, radio, and internet to keep you entertained.