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King's Day (formerly Queen's Day) in Amsterdam at the Sarphatipark.

King's Day 2016 - Koningsdag 2016 is the Dutch national holiday held on Wednesday 27 April 2016. Following the abdication of Queen Beatrix in 2013 and the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander, Queen's Day (30 April, the birthday of former Queen Juliana) has become King's Day (27 April, birthday of Willem-Alexander). One of the main highlights of King's Day is the citywide free market (vrijmarkt). This is where people set up stalls and sell clothes, food, drinks and just about anything else - from plants, old electronics, vintage items, bric-a-brac and a load of old tat. Prices are negotiable which is all part of the fun. Many Amsterdam residents set up shop directly outside their own houses - days before they mark their territory with tape ("bezet" meaning "occupied"). There are also professional traders and opportunists who take advantage of the tax-free trading.

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