What if you could celebrate your birthday alongside your best mate or partner in one of the coolest cities in the world. Not only that, but be treated like royalty, flown to another country, party on a boat, given free booze and have a live DJ performance on the top of a tower, just for you. An amazing prospect right? Well that’s exactly what happened when KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Heineken arranged for four lucky people to take part in The Orange Experience 2016.
This isn’t the first time these two companies have joined forces to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a group of lucky people. Last year they gave five people an epic experience after they answered yes to a random question once they had ordered at the bar. Sometimes it’s good to take yourself out of your comfort zone and say yes to things you normally wouldn’t, which in this case, ended very well for them!
This time though, the unassuming adventurers were nominated by a friend or partner to go and celebrate their birthday in Holland for King’s Day, just as long as they shared the same birthday as the Dutch King, which is the 27th of April. These guys had the luck of the draw since the day they were born, literally.
King’s Day is one of Holland’s best kept secrets, and is one of the most amazing national events of the year. It’s the celebration of the King’s birthday and is a huge celebration and display of national pride in the Netherlands. Also known as Oranjegekte or Orange Madness, everyone involved dresses up in orange, and has endless amounts of fun throughout the day and well into the night. Canal boats, streets and pretty much everything in sight is covered in orange – it’s truly an eye-opening spectacle to behold and the perfect event to create the biggest birthday celebration on earth.
The winners were handpicked by KLM and Heineken, and then visited in their cities of Beijing, Rio, San Francisco and London much to their surprise with an invitation to celebrate their birthday with VIP access to one of the biggest events in Holland. They were then whisked away to the airport with the announcement of their destination, stopping by just once to pick up a bag!
Arriving in Amsterdam with King’s Day celebrations in full swing, the winners enjoyed a Royal Experience in Soestdijk Palace and traditional Dutch King’s Day games before boarding a boat for a Royal Birthday party.
To finish an amazing experience they were taken to The A’dam tower for an exclusive party with world famous DJ Martin Garrix. Not a bad birthday right? Watch the video below and see all the events unfold as four lucky winners get a birthday experience like no other:
With its combination of world class culture, entertainment and history, Amsterdam is an absolute must for travellers everywhere. And, as KLM and Heineken proved, there’s no better time to visit than King’s Day.
This post is sponsored by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Heineken.