Kings Day 2015

Another Koningsdag, another day to dress in orange and join our fellow Netherlanders in celebration of Our King’s Birthday!

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Not only does all of Amsterdam hit the streets, but they train people in from all over the country to join in the celebration.

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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!)

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After having hung out, socialised, and been fed some wine spritzers, we braved our way through the hordes into the centre of town.

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There is so much to see while walking the streets on Kings Day.

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And not all of it is on the streets! The canals are just as intriguing to sit and watch for hours.

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It’s quite hard to portray in photographs what it’s like to walk Amsterdam on Kings Day.

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The density of people, the sights, sounds, and smells of a populace celebrating.

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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.

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After being out for several hours walking through the crowds, and then home through Vondel Park we finally came home and had a nap.

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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!

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