Oranjebloesem is a King's Day music festival in Amsterdam. 27 April is King's Day in the Netherlands, the biggest bank holiday of the year. In honour of King Willem-Alexander's birthday, the whole country takes the day off, dresses in orange and celebrates.
Though there are many King's Day parties, Oranjebloesem separates itself by taking place at Blijburg Aan Zee, a scenic beach in west Amsterdam.
With five stages (including a live stage) presenting a lineup of great house and techno, Oranjebloesem has been dubbed the alternative to the normal, mainstream King's Day parties.
Blijburg Aan Zee is a scenic sandy beach in west Amsterdam on the shores of the IJmeer.
The nearest airport is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). Upon arrival take the train to Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA (14 minutes). From here take the 66 bus to Amsterdam, Peter Martensstraat (18 minutes). Blijburg Aan Zee is a 10 minute walk from the bus stop.
Amsterdam Centraal Station is accessible from most European cities but may require a transfer along the way. Upon arrival take the 26 tram to Amsterdam, IJburg (20 minutes). Blijburg Aan Zee is a 10 minute walk west from the train station.
Alternatively, the festival has set up direct shuttle busses running all day between Amsterdam Centraal Station and Blijburg Aan Zee. Check more info here.
The 26 tram drops you at to Amsterdam, IJburg, which is a 10 minute walk from Blijburg Aan Zee.
This is an 18+ festival. You may need to show ID upon entry.
The festivities start at 12:00 and end at 10:00.