International Pillow Fight Day Amsterdam

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The year of 2018 marks the eigth annual World Pillow Fight Day. For now, the event takes place in over 100 cities around the world. From Barcelona to

New York, from Amsterdam to Vancouver, people attack each other in merciless pillow fights on the first Saturday of April. This year it’s April 7th

The International Pillow Fight Day is an initiative of the Urban Playground Movement, the non-profit organization known for its free, fun, all-ages public activities. The idea is to reclaim urban public spaces, spreading pure fun and freedom and connecting with each other.

Pillow Fight on Dam Square: What is Happening and How?

The celebration starts around the Monument at 3 PM exactly. Armed with their pillows and ready to have fun, people wait for the countdown, and then the fight begins. It usually becomes so intense that the cobblestones around the Monument end up covered in a thick layer of fluffy white feathers.

Rules & Tips

The organizers of the pillow fight on Dam Square rely on your goodwill and don’t have many rules. Basically, showing up with a pillow is enough to take part. However, there are few more things to keep in mind:

Bring your own pillow and note that it has to be soft! Consider using a second-hand one as it would be a shame to waste a new pillow. If you love birds, get one that is feather free.
Invite your friends. The International Pillow Fight Day is fun for all ages, genders, languages and tastes, so invite your pals, kids and grandparents!
Dress for the occasion. Put on comfy clothes and don’t bring any valuables. Since there will be lots of feathers flying around, goggles and dust masks are highly recommended.

Photo by Romy Arroyo Fernandez
Wait for the countdown. The fight starts exactly at 3 PM, so come in time to be there for the “peak moment” and don’t start fighting before the signal.
Choose your battles wisely. Do not attack people without pillows or those with cameras and try to pick on someone your own size.
Help with the cleaning after the pillow fight is over. Bring garbage bags, gloves and brooms and help to clean up the fluffy mess you’ve created. Make sure the event takes place again next year!

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Dam
Amsterdam
07 April , Saturday 15:00

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