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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.


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.

Toilet Paper Tree

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

Hare Krishna parade

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


A boat heading down the canal.


An even bigger boat heading down the canal.


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

The Fonz

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

I have no idea

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

Wooden bikes…and an ass.

A couple of wooden bikes and an ass.


Bottles everywhere.

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

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.

Floating away til next year

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

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