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She waved to the left, she waved to right, she waved with her hand.....

 

Ze wuifde naar links, ze wuifde naar rechts, ze wuifde met haar hand.....(De koningin van Lombardije)

 

They are ready for the Hartjesdag Parade in Amsterdam. First pricewinners of this year.

Amsterdam is the city of freedom and hospitality. Hartjesdag (Day of Hearts) is a festival celebrated on the 3rd weekend in August at the Zeedijk in Amsterdam. Some men will be dressed as women, and women dressed as men.Hartjesdagen has existed since the middle ages. During the German occupation in 1943 the Hartjesdag became prohibited, and after the war it eventually became obsolete. In 1997 a local committee in the Zeedijk, Amsterdam, decided to revive the tradition. Each year since then, the festival has flourished into a two day event.

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Taken on August 19, 2012