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Amsterdam in Pictures – King’s Day

There are few cities as picturesque as Amsterdam, the canals, the buildings, the people. A few times during the year things get crazy.  One of those days is April 27, King’s Day,  the celebration of the king’s birthday, aka a time to close down the city and party.    A quick photo essay about my time during this magical day.

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Urinors

With thousands of people expected, the urinors come out in full force.  The highlight are of course the color schemes and lines into the sewer.

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Toilet Paper Tree

I opted for indoor plumbing.  This may be my favorite tree ever.

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Hare Krishna parade

The Hare Krishnas starting their march.  Admittedly all I know about them comes from the movie Airplane.

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A boat heading down the canal.

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An even bigger boat heading down the canal.

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Photobomb

Trying to get a picture of the craziness of the street, I got a great photobomb instead.

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The Fonz

I can’t be sure, but this may be the Dutch version of The Fonz.

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I have no idea

I’m stumped.  Feel free to send me a caption for this one.

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Wooden bikes…and an ass.

A couple of wooden bikes and an ass.

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Bottles everywhere.

And then there’s the aftermath.  After a hard day of partying some didn’t fare as well as others.

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Broken musicians

They came to Amsterdam as innocent musicians looking to ply their trade.  After a crazy day, the town had eaten them up and like many others, they wound up in a trash heap.

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Floating away til next year

April 28, yet another successful King’s Day, at least for some, is done.

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