EDM Heaven - The Netherlands on Queen's Day

May 8, 2013

The Netherlands is truly a unique country.


From the legendary Dutch tolerance to a love for all forms of two-wheeled transportation – the Netherlands is the place to be.


Interestingly enough, the Netherlands is also one of the biggest music exporters on the planet. Electronic Dance Music artists such as Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Afrojack, Hardwell, Ferry Corsten and many others all hail from the Netherlands.


Now, just to remind you – we are talking about country with a total population of around 17,000,000 people. By territory, the Netherlands is slightly smaller than Pennsylvania.  


That’s exactly why the biggest holiday in the Netherlands, Queen’s Day (now King’s Day), is not only the celebration of Dutch monarchy and being Dutch in general, but also a great opportunity to experience some of the best spring music events in Europe.


Every major Dutch city, from Maastricht on south to Groningen up north, presents a strong line-up of Electronic Dance Music artists. Only this year the main stage in Amsterdam featured Boys Noize, Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis and Steve Aoki.


The total amount of people visiting (again - visiting) Amsterdam on Queen’s Day ranges from 1.5 to 3 million (!). So needless to say, it’s a goldmine for music enthusiasts, sightseers, advertisers, promoters, and basically anyone looking for a good party.


The night before Queen’s Day is called “Queen’s Night”, functioning as a pre-party before the big day. Queen’s Night usually features sub-genre music events at virtually every club around the country. The most durable party people are celebrating for 24 hours straight – from Queen’s Night to Queen’s Day.


After the coronation of Willem-Alexander on April 30, this holiday will be known as King’s Day taking place every year on April 27 (or April 26 when the official date falls on Sunday).


Visit the Netherlands. Enjoy Electronic Dance Music.