Free Daytime Open Air Parties
Kids Queen’s Day on KNSM Island - Starting at 10 am, on the KNSM Island (east of Central Station) the kids Queen’s Day parade starts, opening the festivities at the Levantkade and the Levantplein. Untill 6 PM young and old can enjoy the free market, and live music on stage. There will be dance workshops and various fun games throughout the day like; Throw Ball, a ride with a pony and wagon (full is full), Penalty Goal Shooting or a fun little boat ride through the Ertshaven (Ore harbour) of Amsterdam. You can get to the KNSM Island by taking tram 10 leaving from Leidseplein, or citybus 41 and 42 leaving from Central Station.
Amstel/ Stopera - Traditionally one of the big street parties. Live music and Djs. For the brave: Bungy Jumping.
Location: Waterlooplein/ Stoperaplein
Hortus de Overkant - Hortus de Overkant organises a small event with several live acts. Lots of African music. The stage will be across from th oldest dutch botanical garden, ‘the Hortus’.
Location: Nieuwe Herengracht
Radio538 - Museumplein - The biggest Queensday party in Amsterdam (actually in the whole country) is hosted by Hollands most popular radio station, Radio 538. Each year, more than 300.000 spectators enjoy the event.