We are in the early stages of planning a trip for next Spring. Our dates are flexible but we'd like to go while tulips are in bloom and it seems our best bet for that is mid-late April (obviously this will depend on weather and there are no guarantees) so we are thinking of going the weekend of King's Day.
The info I've found makes it look like a really fun Holiday but I'd love to hear feedback from locals and others who have been in Amsterdam previously for Queen's Day. The reason I ask is that there are some holidays and events where people flock to my city but a lot of the locals leave town or stay away from the action because things either get out of control or are just annoyingly crowded. We are all for socializing and don't mind a bit of rowdiness but also don't want to be in a situation that resembles Times Square in NYC on NYE.
Also, is it safe to assume we should start looking for accommodations now if we decide to come that weekend? Thanks!