To celebrate King’s Day in Amsterdam, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Heineken invited four lucky people from around the world to Holland for an unforgettable Orange Experience. This was an incredible introduction to the traditional celebrations of one of the Netherlands’ best kept secrets, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The Dutch capital is famous for so many things, and is one of most incredible tourist destinations on the planet. King’s Day is one of their most exciting annual events, and offers a whole host of new amazing activities for everyone who travels to this fantastic place. The city lights up with a series of music festivals, stunning street markets and club nights that nowhere else in the world offers. However, few people get to be a part of an exclusive Orange Experience.
This amazing experience wasn’t open to everyone, as the entrants had to be nominated by a friend, and also share the same birthday as the Dutch monarch, which is the 27th April. The guests came from all over the world to celebrate their birthday in a unique way, and each were allowed to come with the person who nominated them to share this amazing experience.
KLM and Heineken visited four cities around the globe – Beijing, Rio, San Francisco and London to surprise the lucky winners, who would be treated to VIP access to one of the biggest events in Holland. The contestants were then taken to an airport, stopping off once to pick up a bag, and were then told their destination!
Upon arrival, the prize winners were taken to Soestdijk Palace for a Royal Experience, given a crash course of the Dutch royal family and photographed for an official portrait. The fun didn’t stop there as they were then introduced to some traditional Dutch King’s Day games, before boarding the “Orange Experience Boat” for a birthday party fit for a King.
The full celebrations began with balloons, music, dancing and so much more as they journeyed through the Amsterdam canals to their final destination that is the new A’DAM tower. The party of a lifetime ensued in the loft of this unique location with none other than world famous DJ Martin Garrix, who made his mark on the event with an outstanding live DJ performance.
With its world class culture, entertainment and history, Amsterdam is an absolute must for travellers. And, as KLM and Heineken proved, there’s no better time to visit than King’s Day.
You can watch the incredible video below:
Always remember to drink responsibly, and most of all – always have fun on your birthday, no matter what you get up to!
This post is sponsored by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Heineken, however the opinions are of the author.