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Koningsdag in Den Haag

King's Day in The Hague


Get your orange outfit out of the closet again! Here are the best tips for Koningsdag activities and where to get the tastiest Orange cake. Of course, the traditional music festival The Life I Live festival, the night before, should not be missed! 

Burgemeester Jan van Zanen Koningsdag Belgisch Plein
Koningsdag Belgisch Plein.
King's Day, Belgisch Park

Find bargains at the free market

The Hague free markets (markets where everybody can sell anything) are scattered across the city. Here is the complete list of Hague's free markets (subject to change):

  • Belgisch Plein and Stevinstraat in Belgisch Park
  • Bosjes van Pex (carpark on Evert Wijtemaweg near the playground)
  • Frederik Hendriklaan and Willem de Zwijgerlaan in Statenkwartier
  • Lange Beestenmarkt and Hamerstraat in the city centre
  • Keizerstraat in Scheveningen
  • Koningsplein in the Regentessekwartier
  • Koningstraat in the Schilderswijk
  • Leyweg Shopping Centre in Morgenstond
  • Loosduinse Hoofdplein in Loosduinen
  • Newtonplein in Segbroek
  • Noordeinde near the palace
  • Piet Heinstraat
  • Centre square
  • Reinkenstraat in Duinoord
  • Schipperskwartier (Rijswijkseweg 252, rear of community centre Vliethage)
  • Thomsonlaan 
  • Vlierboomstraat 
  • Vlietpark in Wateringse Veld
  • Willem Royaardsplein in Benoordenhout
  • Wijkpark de Horst behind Mariahoeve shopping centre
Koningsdag in de Reinkenstraat
You will find lot's of bargains at the free market. 

The Life I Live Festival

On King's Night, the night before King's Day, The Hague traditionally hosts the grand festival The Life I Live. Named after the famous hit by the Hague pop group Q65. With more than 40 acts and a great diversity of music styles in the heart of The Hague city centre. A great musicfestival and it's free too! 

More information about The Life I Live
The Life I Live Lange Voorhout
Enjoy free music through the centre during The Life I Live festival.

National Geranium Market on Lange Voorhout

During King's Day, a visit to the traditional Geranium Market on the Lange Voorhout should not be missed. Stallholders offer a wide selection of geraniums, summer flowering bedding plants, tub plants, perennials, succulents and small shrubs. You can also find gardening items such as plant tubs, flower boxes and small garden tools at the market.

More information about the Geraniummarket
Geraniummarkt Lange Voorhout
Geranium market on the Lange Voorhout.

King's Fair The Hague

From Friday 5 to Thursday 27 April 2024, the Malieveld will again be transformed into a grand King's Fair with attractions for young and old, something for everyone and affordable!
A smaller fair will take place on the Frederik Hendrikplein near the Frederik Hendriklaan from 19 April to 5 May 2024.

More information
On both Malieveld and Fred you can go to the funfair on King's Day.

Kings Day cruises through The Hague canals

26 April: Kings Night on the Canal
One hour tour
Starting near Central Station at 7 pm
Ending at Toussaintkade at 8 pm
12,50 euro p.p.

27 april King's Day
30 minute tour with live Music
A drink and snacks
Start and end at Hooikade.
29 euro p.p.

Advance reservations for the tours are recommended and can be made via info@willemsvaart.nl

Orange delicacies from The Hague bakeries and specialist shops

No King's Day without orange tompoucenes and other orange pastries from bakeries in The Hague! We would like to give you direct links to bakeries in The Hague so that you don't have to search any longer and can enjoy a quick bite:

And what about a bottle of Oranjebitter, the royal drink from the royal city? Van Kleef Oranjebitter has been traditionally produced according to the original recipe for many years.

Oranje Tompouce Koningsdag
An 'oranje tompouce' makes King's Day complete! 

Shopping on King's Day in The Hague

From 12:00 to 18:00, shops in the city centre will be open on Grote Marktstraat, Passage, Spuistraat, Venestraat, Wagenstraat and Vlamingstraat. Want to be sure the shop you want to go to is open? Then check the website of the shop in question.

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