Rules for King’s Day markets

Published: 8 April 2019Modified: 18 April 2019

Saturday, 27 April is King’s Day (Koningsdag). And that means loads of fun and activity in the city. The makeshift street flea markets are part of the annual tradition.

The flea markets are held from 9.00 to 16.00 hrs. Read the rules for selling your (used) things at the street markets.

You are not permitted to reserve a spot in the days preceding King’s Day or already place your things for the flea market on the street.

Here are the rules for King’s Day 2019:

  • You are allowed to stake out a spot on the kerb as of 7.30 hrs. on 27 April.
  • The street must always remain clear for emergency service vehicles.
  • Keep shop owners and neighbourhood residents in mind and do not block doorways and passageways.
  • Commercial sales are not permitted unless the vendor has a permit.
  • Always obey the directives of the police, municipality and traffic wardens.
  • Do not leave any rubbish behind and take any unsold items back home with you.
  • Let the street cleaners do their job and give them a helping hand.

Selling food and drinks

Would you or your child like to sell homemade cookies, muffins or cupcakes?

  • Make sure you wash your hands regularly.
  • Take care that the food does not become dirty or dusty.
  • Do not store the food on a blanket on the street/ground.
  • Use a tray and keep it at standing level.

Flea markets 2019

You can find a list of the flea markets under The Hague turns orange on King’s Day!.

Flea market on King's Day, photo Maurice Haak
Flea market on King's Day, photo Maurice Haak