King’s day is the main event but the night before seems to get bigger and bigger every year. This years King’s Night is not to be missed as it will be the first since Queen Beatrix abdicated. With so many events and parties to choose from it can get quite confusing to decide on a venue. There is something for everyone on King’s Night no matter what your taste, it’s all a matter of finding the right venue. Here’s a compiled list of Free and paid events for your partying pleasure.


Panama Amsterdam

Panama Amsterdam will hold their first King’s Night from 22.00 to 5.00am with mostly British and Dutch DJ acts including Long (UK), Jordon Suckley (UK) Will Atkinson (UK) Chris Cortez (NL) and a soon to be revealed special guest. Tickets are €17.50 and can be purchased online at or at any Primera Newsagent.

FORMAT Warehouse

Format warehouse’s new location at Elementenstraat holds a techno event for party goers from 22.00 to 6.00am and also celebrates its fourth birthday. Lineup includes Jeff Mills, Juan Sanchez, Sandrien, Qindek, Sebastian Mullaert, Frank Haag and Ferro. Tickets are €29.50 and can be purchased at

Kings Night at AIR

Divided into two rooms, Air will have quite an international line up including UZ (USA), FS Green, GirlsLoveDJs, Melé (UK), Cream, Quinten 909, The Voyagers and Monte Christo. The festivities begins at 22.00 and finish at 5.00am. Presale tickets are €17.50 and can be purchased at

Decoy King’s Night at Bitterzoet Amsterdam,

Only €15.00 for the entrance fee and over 10 different garage and bass performances including Preditah (UK), Jeff Fressco, Kings of Doggtown and Guerilla Speakers and more. Located at the Bitterzoet starting at 23.00 going into the wee hours of the morning. Tickets can be purchased at


Club Classic’s R&B Legends Kingsnight XL Edition,

Located at the Hotel Arena in Amsterdam with 3 rooms divided into eras of R&B music from the 90’s, 2000’s and now. This event is 21+ and has a dress code. DJs include The freshmen, Diego Armando, Jaiger, Cliffhanger, Funkadelic, Drivah and SMP just to name a few. The event starts at 23.00 and goes till 5.00am. Early bird tickets are €15.00, Presale €20.00 and Door Price €25.00. Tickets can be purchased online at or at any Free Record Shop or Primera.

North Sea Jazz Club

Live Jazz, soul, funk and pop performances at the North Sea Jazz Club are sure to make you wear out your dancing shoes.  Tickets are €20 and starts at 21.00 and will go on into the early hours. Tickets can be purchased at

Free Entry

Kingston Crown at Hannekes Boom

Live performances and a Caribbean Barbeque with a Caribbean atmosphere next to the lovely waterside. Starts at 19.00 to 1.00am and is completely free entry. Lineup includes Adje, The Amsterdam Sound system, Jayh Jawson and Duke Hugh.

There is also a Kingston Crown after party beginning at 22.00 at Disco Dolly with DJs and music for a small entrance fee of €10.00.

Café Kobalt

Celebrate your King’s Night with Café Kobalt’s 8th edition of Soulful Orange. Café Kobalt will have a lineup of DJs from 21.00 to 3.00am and is completely free.


P.King is a bar/restaurant and will have live music throughout the evening from 19.00 to 1.00am and is also free.

King’s RocQ at MuzyQ Studios

MuzyQ Studios will have live performances by bands including Traumahelicopter and Sunday Kids. The night starts at 17.00 with a delicious barbeque. Entrance is free.


Party Kings – Kings Night Pub-crawl

For €25.00 you get free Vodka, free shots, free beer and a cocktail plus souvenirs, proving you can’t really go wrong with a pub-crawl. Starting from the Red Light District at 20.30pm you’ll also get free entry to 5 different venues. Tickets can be purchased online at

Wherever you end up on King’s Night make sure you have a safe and fun night.


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