Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Queen's Day

It's Queen's Day or Koninginnedag here tomorrow. According to Wikipedia, it's "a day of national unity and 'togetherness'" in which people can sell all their things on the street (you know how profiteering can lead to togetherness).

Well I would gladly trade it for a taste of the celebrations in Rotterdam, where they hold a Koninginnedance - yes, a Queen's Dance.

Artist's impression:

I don't really know much else about what goes on here in Amsterdam, but apparently I ought to be prepared for the oranjegekte ('Orange Craze') and lots of partying in the street. Which sounds fine. And did I mention that it's a bank holiday? Well it is. Netherlands 1 - 0 England.

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