Every year at the end of April, Amsterdam turns a bright shade of orange. The Dutch celebrate King’s Day with a national fervour, taking part in 24-hour street party that sprawls across parks, public spaces and city streets. Along the Dutch capital’s waterways, thousands of decorated boats participate in a parade; elsewhere, market stall owners create one of the world’s largest flea markets. The city heaves, building to an unavoidable crescendo. The only thing for you to do is put on an orange T-shirt and dance.
On King’s Day, the boats are decorated early in the morning. People watching the boats parade get a chance to see ones that have swan-like wings. The people aren’t the only thing painted in orange on Koningsdag (The King’s Day), the cakes and muffins are orange as well. Among the boats in the parade canals, some resemble flower gardens. (SKYLIFE).