The celebratory festival for the King's birthday.
To celebrate the King's birthday, Enschede arranges the annual Koningsfestival. Thanks to the numerous concerts, markets and all kinds of entertainment, it is easy to join in the festivities. A typical Dutch tradition is the kindermatjesmarkt. This market is especially for children. They sell second hand stuff that they display on a mat or rug out on the street. It is fun to see the children live up to their role of market vendor.
King's Day and King's Night together form the King's Festival Enschede. With official festivities, various themed squares, the Orange Market and many more surprising activities, the city will be coloured red, white, blue and orange.
There will be a free (music) program on the Oude Markt, in the Walstraat, Hofstraat, Stationsplein and Willem Wilminkplein. The Children's Market and Oranjemarket will also be organized.
The headliner of King's Day this year: Miss Montreal and her band. For sure this will become a surprising and fun party! Mark 14:30 in your calender and join us on the 27th of April on the Oude Markt.
Programme Koningsfestival Enschede
With five different venues, it's two days of full-on party in the center of Enschede. The real rock fans can go to Café Rocks in the Hofstraat, with an AC/DC Tribute band during Koningsnacht and a full rock program on Koningsdag. Do you prefer the beats of electro and good dancing? Then you need to be at the Stationsplein. The Space Bar DJs will transform the Stationsplein into Claus' Technohouse.
From the techno beats or rock music you walk a little further to the rainbow party in the Walstraat. Prepare for lavish decor and surprising (LHBTQ+) shows and sing along to well-known Dutch hits.
Are you looking for second hand gems? Go to the flea markets on the Van Heek Square where children sell their products or walk through the streets of the city center where the Orange Market offers you the best deals!
Wed 26 Apr 2023 until Thu 27 Apr 2023 26 en 27 April