Another Koningsdag, another day to dress in orange and join our fellow Netherlanders in celebration of Our King’s Birthday!
Not only does all of Amsterdam hit the streets, but they train people in from all over the country to join in the celebration.
We headed over to our friends house where they were having a street stall, and hung out with them for a while. (They really have garage sale-ing down pat!)
After having hung out, socialised, and been fed some wine spritzers, we braved our way through the hordes into the centre of town.
There is so much to see while walking the streets on Kings Day.
And not all of it is on the streets! The canals are just as intriguing to sit and watch for hours.
It’s quite hard to portray in photographs what it’s like to walk Amsterdam on Kings Day.
The density of people, the sights, sounds, and smells of a populace celebrating.
I’m amazed and grateful every year at how well behaved everyone is! All anyone is interested in is having a good time and celebrating.
After being out for several hours walking through the crowds, and then home through Vondel Park we finally came home and had a nap.
We finished our day with home-made hamburgers and a glass of wine each. Not a bad way to celebrate a birthday. Hope it was wonderful Koning Willem-Alexander!