Celebrating Waterlogue Wednesday with three images from Spring in Amsterdam and a special mention of King’s Day, celebrated on a chilly day on April 27. I didn’t make it to the Dutch tulip fields this year, but I have lots of photos to look back on from my many past visits.
I took so many photos walking around on Saturday that I thought it best to do another post with more photos. It’s something you really have to be at to comprehend fully the extend of the craziness of the day. And yet, by Sunday afternoon the whole city showed little to no signs of having been ravaged the day and night before. I was truly impressed.
Well, Saturday was the big day. After Queen Beatrix abdicated last April 30, Willem-Alexander took the throne. Thus, Queen’s Day (celebrating the birthday of Queen Beatrix’s mother, Juliana), became King’s Day. And how perfect that King Willem-Alexander’s birthday is April 27, so only a couple of days shift was necessary to keep the Spring tradition alive. (Because April 27 was a Sunday this year, the celebration took place on April 26.)
Here are a few highlights from Amsterdam’s biggest party of the year.