Is Kings Day a public holiday in the Netherlands?
Types of Dutch holidays
There are two national holidays in the Netherlands: King’s Day (Koningsdag) and Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag).
Are shops open in Amsterdam on Kings Day?
Shops are permitted to open on King’s Day, but the majority of high street stores close for the day. For example, shops on the Kalverstraat usually stay closed. Most larger supermarkets do open for part of the day and smaller neighbourhood supermarkets are usually open for business.
How do Dutch people celebrate Kings Day?
On King’s Day, people are allowed to sell things on the street without requiring a permit. Flea (‘free’) markets are held in parks and streets, with many people offering their unwanted possessions, music or other entertainment for sale. In Utrecht, the flea markets even start the night before King’s Day.
What do you say on King’s Day?
King’s day in Dutch is called Koningsdag. To specifically say Happy King’s Day, you need to master the pronunciation. Fijne is pronounced like ‘fine-uh’, and prettige is more like ‘pray-tuch-eh’.
How is the Three Kings Day celebrated?
Today, children celebrate Three Kings’ Day by receiving gifts of their own. Children in Spain and Latin America are instructed to leave their shoes by the door of their house so, like Santa Claus, the three kings can come and leave them presents. … Parades and performances are also typical on Three Kings’ day.