The Vrijmarkt is mostly a social occasion where if any prices are displayed, they are symbolic and "fun." Known as a great family activity, children are allowed to actively participate in the trading, selling, and buying. Queen's Day
is a time of extensive partying, even boat travelers can be seen dancing on boats in the waterways, as rock music blares across the city from pubs, the streets, parks, and every other location.
Traveler's wanting to be in Amsterdam for this occasion cannot wait until the last minute. It is highly recommended that travel arrangements and accommodations are made months in advance of the April 30th Queen's Day Celebration. A good alternative to staying in a hotel is a boutique canal hotel barge