It is King Willem Alexander’s birthday on Friday and the whole country is celebrating. This year Eindhoven’s logo for Koningsdag (King’s Day) is “Eindhoven = King”.
Can’t decide what to do on 26 or 27 April? Here are some ideas to choose from:
King’s Night (26 April)
Effenaar: It’s ‘Code Orange’ at the Effenaar again. Here there will be the largest RGB silent disco and various live shows. What makes the silent RGB disco unique is that three DJ’s will be playing at the same time. In a separate venue, there will be live music. The party starts at 22:00 and tickets cost EUR 20 p.p.
Markt Eindhoven: This has become a yearly tradition. This year, a modern stage and fantastic light show, as well as the new bars, will complete the party. The party starts at 19:30 on King’s Night and at 12:00 the next day, King’s Day. Entry is free.
Other venues for King’s Night are Jan van Lieshoutstraat, Stadshuisplein, Stationskwartier, Strijp-S, and Wilheminaplein.
King’s Day (27 April)
De Bergen – Kleine Berg – Bergstraat: Just as in the past, there is going to be a wonderful atmosphere here. With a market and live music, fun is guaranteed. Entrance is free and the party begins at 09:00.
Jan van Lieshoutstraat: O’Sheas Irish Pub is located in the heart of Eindhoven. It is one of the first and largest traditional Irish pubs in the Netherlands. True to tradition, they will have an outdoor bar and DJ booth on King’s Night and Day. Entrance is free.
Kruisstraat – Vrijmarkt: This year, all kinds of children’s activities are being organised in Kruisstraat. There will also be a fun children’s market. It will be open from 11:00 to 17:00 and entrance is free.
There will also be events on Friday in other venues all over Eindhoven.
This year there will also be Food & Drink markets on Catharinaplein, 18 Septemberplein and Stationsplein. The city will be divided into Dance, Music and Family themes on Friday, 24 April. The full programme, divided up per theme, can be found on eindhovenisking.nl.
To ensure safety, glass and tins are not allowed in the city centre. The selling of alcohol, without a permit, is not allowed. There will also be no bicycles allowed in the inner city. These can be stored in one of the temporary bicycle stands in Willemstraat/Keizersgracht and Bilderdijklaan/Wal.
More information about the accessibility of the inner city during King’s Day is on eindhovenisking.nl.
Photo (and more info): www.koningsdag27april.info