- Queen's Day, celebrated on April 30, is the most festive occasion of the year. Amsterdam is particularly famous for the all-out parties that commence. You will see plenty of orange on this day, as it represents the House of Orange, which is the name of the current Dutch dynasty. The current monarch visits towns on Queen's Day where special celebrations often in the form of demonstrations of old-fashioned dances and crafts take place. What makes Queen's Day truly unique, however, are the stalls set up by the roadside. Queen's Day is known as a 'free market' day when people sell household goods they no longer need: the Dutch equivalent of our garage sales. See website for yearly details.
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