Special tompouce GIVEAWAY on the King’s Day at HOT&HOT

April 21, 2022

The King’s Day

King’s Day is the national holiday that celebrates the king’s birthday, is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands in honor of the head of state. Day off for most workers and is celebrated with various festivities, including the flea markets, festivals, and the wearing of orange clothing. Traditionally, the monarch also pays a ceremonial visit to one or more municipalities of the country on this day.

Royal visit

On King’s Day, King Willem Alexander and his family, together with other members of the royal family, visit a municipality with a central function in the region. The royal family joins in the celebration, during which the city and the surrounding places can present themselves in a festive and characteristic way. This is possible, for example, with a parade, with musical performances and with contributions from associations and organizations rooted in the city and region.

In addition, the royal family meets the public along the route, the visit on King’s Day is broadcast directly on TV by the NOS,

Flea market during King’s Day

Anyone can stand on a flea market during this day from 6 am to 8 pm, and you can do it anywhere in the city, as long as you don’t see the entrance of houses and shops that are open, King’s Day is the time to sell or buy stuff, certainly cannot be missed!

Here are the well-known fleamarkets during King’s Day:

  1. King’s Day free market Amsterdam
  2. Koningsdag Vondelpark free market
  3. King’s Day free market Utrecht

4. King’s Day free market Eindhoven


Why tompouce on King’s Day? A tompouce is a pastry that consists of puff pastry and pastry cream. It is a tradition in the Dutch people, but where does this tradition come from?

The first tompouce in the Netherlands was already made in 1858 by an Amsterdam confectioner. But it turns out that the Amsterdam confectioner is only the name giver of the tompouce, and not the inventor. In France, the “millefeuille” has existed since 1651. Literally translated in a thousand layers.

How do you eat a tompouce then? Here are 3 ways:

  1. Remove the roof and eat it separately from the rest of the pastry
  2. Place the tompouce on its side and then remove all layers in one go with your fork. Perhaps the best way.
  3. All in one bite, whole tompouce at once!

And, this is what a tompouce looks like!


Yes, you may have noticed that there is a HOT&HOT logo on the tompouce. On King’s Day we will hand out tompouce! Be sure to visit our establishment during King’s Day.

All our 4 branches are participating in this tompouce giveaway.

Here is the address:

Amsterdam Hobbemakade: Hobbemakade 63 1071XL Amsterdam

Rotterdam Meent: Goudsesingel 340A 3011KL Rotterdam

Amsterdam Zeedijk: Zeedijk 57 1012As Amsterdam

Utrecht: Proostwetering 80P 3543AJ Utrecht

For more information, please check our social media:

IG: @hotandhot.nl

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