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Full throttle king's day party in the north
Kingsland Festival Groningen is the northern outpost of the Kingsland electronic music festival series. April 27th is King's Day in the Netherlands, one of the biggest bank holidays of the year, celebrating the birthday of King Willem-Alexander.
To mark its fifth anniversary last year, Kingsland Festival grew to five simultaneous parties, bringing some of the world's biggest DJs to five cities across the country.
With 150,000 people attending and over 150 DJs playing across all locations, Kingsland Festival is the most outrageous, all out King's Day party around.
South-west of the city centre, Stadspark Draftbaan is a great open space that is home to one of the country's best horse racing tracks.
Stadspark Draftbaan, Concourslaan 10, Groningen, 9727 KD, Netherlands
BY PLANE: If you are unable to fly into Groningen, then we recommend flying into Amsterdam Schiphol, where you can catch a train directly onto Groningen. Groningen Airport is just a 40 minute bus (2, 402) or a 15 minute taxi ride from the city centre.
BY TRAIN: Groningen is easily accessible by rail from the rest of the Netherlands and neighboring Europe, however many services will require a change.
Bus numbers 3 and 4 will take you to Groningen, Bedrijven Peizerweg, which is just on the edge of the park. It is just a 12 minute walk from there to the festival site. Alternatively, you could get a taxi which will take less than 10 minutes and will cost around €20.
This is an 18+ festival and you may need to show ID upon entry.
The music starts at 12:00 and runs until 23:00.
All Kingsland festivals are accessible sites that include disabled toilets and wide passageways. There are not, however, separate areas for disabled visitors.