Historic trams return to The Hague city centre in honour of King’s Day

Historic trams return to The Hague city centre in honour of King’s Day

In honour of the birthday of King Willem Alexander on April 27, six charming historic trams will return to the streets of The Hague this King’s Day!

Fun new way to celebrate King's Day in The Hague

Whether you’re a new arrival to the Netherlands, or you’ve been living in the country for years, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the Dutch celebration of King’s Day, which is easily one of the biggest celebrations of the year. With citizens, residents, and tourists across the Netherlands donning their best orange and taking to the streets in honour of King Willem Alexander’s birthday, there are various ways to celebrate this iconic day

In addition to the events and festivals taking place across the country, municipalities and organisations are always on the hunt for new and exciting ways to mark the holiday - and one major Dutch city has found a fun way to celebrate koningsdag this week. 

Six old trams to run in honour of Dutch king's birthday

On Wednesday, six trams - one of which dates all the way back to 1911 - that were discontinued decades ago, will return to the streets of The Hague, travelling the route between the Statenkwartier and Central Station. The initiative is being organised by the Hague Public Transport Museum (HOVM) and the Tramweg Foundation (TS), who wanted to do something unique for King’s Day. 

Want to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a trip through the city on one of these historic trams? Singe and return tickets can be purchased upon boarding, and cost 3 euros and 5 euros respectively.

Victoria Séveno


Victoria Séveno

Victoria grew up in Amsterdam, before moving to the UK to study English and Related Literature at the University of York and completing her NCTJ course at the Press Association...

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