King's Day (formerly Queen's Day) is all about the locals and visitors alike, soaking up Amsterdam's open-air fun in the streets, canals, parks and everywhere else. A city bursting in orange, this is the biggest street party of the year. The Melbourne Dutch community will emulate this tradition and have the Melbourne Kings Day Party on Friday 27 April 2018 from 4pm, continuing on till the early hours of Saturday 28 April, 6am, moving from one venue to the next at midnight.
Dress in Orange (buy a Dutchies King's Day t-shirt for $14 if you have nothing in orange. It'll be ready for collection upon entry), grab your tickets, (which you buy online or $20 at the door; kids are free), and head to Beachcomber Café, 10-18 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda, to join the celebrations, 'broodje kroket' and beer in hand, dancing the 'polonaise'. Your general admission ticket will give you access to all three Kings Day pre-event, party and afterparty fun.
The schedule for the day is as follows - Dresscode ORANGE!, strictly over 18 years for the party, need ID, no refunds, and ticket must be presented on arrival.
4-8pm: Family friendly time to enjoy Dutch delicacies, dance to real Dutch music from 5.30-7pm with DJ Dennis, socialise, learn Dutch, and introduce the kids to some typical Dutch games.
8pm-midnight 'the party': Dance to Dutch grooves from Dutch DJ's Netwerk (7-10pm), Soriento (10pm-midnight) and more. Come before 8pm and you can kickstart your party with a FREE beer.
Midnight-6am 'afterparty' at midnight: Move on to Robarta's (4 min walk around the corner) at 109-111 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, and party like the Dutch till the early hours with DJ Soriento and DJ Jay. Come before midnight and get a FREE Dutchie shot.
You don't have to be Dutch to enjoy the celebrations. All ages are welcome at the family and friends celebrations. There's only one rule. DRESS IN ORANGE MATE! Stay updated via the Facebook Page.