On Monday the 27th of April the whole of the Netherlands turns orange and we massively celebrate the birthday of our King Willem-Alexander. Of course we also celebrate King’s Day in Rotterdam. Are you looking for the best festivals during King’s Day in Rotterdam? Then you’ve come to the right place. Below we share all parties in our city during King’s Day and King’s Night (the night before Kings’s Day). A number of these festivals are completely free, so skipping a party because you are broke is not a good excuse…
Keep in mind that the tickets go really fast, so it might be that we did not have the chance yet to update the prices of the tickets when you are reading this.
1. Oranjebitter 2020
For the 12th year in a row Oranjebitter is celebrating King’s Day in Rotterdam with a huge festival. This year they are moving to the Roel Langerakpark and you are invited for their housewarming! Here you can party in the living room, garden, garage, conservatory, playroom, bedroom, dining room and bathroom.
Be quick, because the early birds are already sold out!
2. Kralingse Bos Festival
Another well known festival during King’s Day in Rotterdam is the Kralingse Bos Festival. On the line-up you will find, among others, the Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, Abstract Division, Ben Buitendijk, Famke Louise and much more.
3. Het Kroonjuweel
Would you rather not go to a big festival and instead go to a smaller party during King’s Day? Then Het Kroonjuweel is a good King’s Day alternative for you! This mini festival in the Keilecafe is a place where you can escape the annual King’s Day fuss.
4. Underground Knights Rotterdam
Are you crazy about house and techno? Then the Underground Knights Rotterdam in TOFFLER is a good option for you. Boris Ross, Dwayne Pinnock, High Soundsystem, Anderdox and Barraz are on the line-up.
5. Kingsland Festival
Everywhere in the country you can party hard at the Kingsland Festival. In Rotterdam too, of course! On the stages you can expect big headliners such as Ronnie Flex, Afrojack, Lil Kleine and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano.
6. Weelde Koningsnacht
Also at the creative, utopian free state of Weelde a big party is set up for the king. During King’s Night you can dance here from 11:00 to 06:00 in the morning in three different areas.
The early birds are already sold out at the time of writing, so be sure to hurry and get your ticket!
7. Container Noord Koningsdag
For three years in a row you can celebrate King’s Day in the Containerbar in Rotterdam Noord. The bar is built from sea containers on Noordplein. Party, dance and enjoy cocktails, beer and good food.
Admission is free for Container Noord, so this King’s Day party is a good option if you are too broke to spend money on a ticket.
Containerbar Noord op Noordplein
8. Baroeg Koningsdag festival
During the Koningsdag festival in Poppodium Baroeg you can expect seven energetic bands on stage: Live Rock Karaoke Band, Stray Train, Mountain Eye, The Reapers, All Doomed, Degenerate and Shuulak. From Dutch rock covers to Dutch post-hardcore, there’s a bit of everything. Admission is completely free.
Poppodium Baroeg Rotterdam
9. TIKTAK Kingsnight 2020
This party takes place on King’s Night, so on April 26! After the sold-out TIKTAK New Years Eve edition, it is now time for a TIKTAK party during King’s Night. Expect eclectic artists and high-quality shows during this royal night party in the Maassilo.
10. Kingsday Boatparty – Panchi X Bumaye
Panchi and Bumaye join forces to organize a tropical party… on a boat! Hip-Hop, R&B, Afro Sounds and Baile Funk. At this King’s Day party you can already enjoy the summer vibes! The party ends at 4 pm, so you can still join another festival after you’ve come back to shore.
Since the party is held on a boat, the number of places is very limited. So be quick! The Early Bird tickets are already sold out at the time of writing.
Boompjeskade 750, Rotterdam
11. SUPER RICH KIDS Kingsday Special
A packed club where sexy eclectic beats, 90s, R&B, HipHop, Disco, Classic and Pophits are seamlessly combined. At this King’s Day party you imagine yourself a SUPER RICH KID.
Sign up for the Kingsday special guest list and you have free entry until 00:30.
12. Code Oranje Festival
On the town hall square of Rotterdam there’s also a King’s Day party! In collaboration with the Après Skihut, Get Back, Café Plein, Café ‘t Fust, Coconuts, Amigos and Cornelis Bar & Kitchen, they will set up a fun King’s Day festival.
Those are 12 fun parties during King’s Day and Night in Rotterdam 2020. Let us know where we can find you this year!