It begins with the King's Day concert on Wednesday night and ends with a dazzling fireworks show on Thursday night.
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Kings Day in Dordrecht is a celebration for everyone! From the Oranjemarkt, Aubade and music in the cozy city center to a spectacular fireworks show as a finale. It promises to be a wonderful orange day again!

King's Day begins as early as April 26

Koningsdag starts already on Wednesday evening, April 26, with a spectacular Koningsconcert on the Statenplein. This year another fantastic orchestra will come to Dordrecht, the Utrecht Student Bigband.
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Strolling through the Orange Market

King's Day is the day to look for second-hand gems. Endless wandering during the Oranjemarkt along all the rugs, tables and stalls in search of that one item. The Oranjemarkt is located between the Grotekerksbuurt towards the Visstraat and on the Sarisgang.
More about the Orange Market

Aubade Town Hall Square

The traditional aubade at City Hall is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and will be conducted by Mayor Wouter Kolff. Drum & Bugle corps Jubal, JD's Big Band and the children's choir Kerkuiltjes will treat visitors to old and new Dutch songs.
More about the Aubade

Orange coziness

Many cafes and restaurants are doing a little extra for Koningsdag and in the stores you can score orange items. Downtown Dordrecht is filled with fun and music on Kings Day.

Orange Band Show

On Statenplein from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., special corps are scheduled to make it a whirlwind performance.

Finn's King's House

Come dance to the wonderful music of 078podcasts at Finn's Koningshouse. On King's Day starting at 1 p.m.

Rebel King Live

Come enjoy live music starting at 1 p.m. at the Rebel King Festival on Rebel Rebel's patio.

Orange Route in House of Gijn

Need to unwind from the music? During the Orange Route you will learn more about the monarchy, kings and stadholders and discover why King Juliana once drank coffee in the museum.

Celebrate King's Day in the neighborhoods

Every neighborhood in Dordrecht has its own program. From flea markets, magic show, decorating bicycles, games, an army camp to music. There is a fun activity for everyone!

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Spectacular fireworks show

The festive King's Day traditionally ends with a bang with the fireworks show at the Drierivierenpunt. This show can be seen perfectly from the Groothoofd and Merwekade!
More about the Fireworks Show

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