Historic trams return to The Hague city centre in honour of 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.