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I love Amsterdam

Amsterdam in de Jordaan

 

Queen's Day (Dutch: Koninginnedag) on April 30 is a national holiday in the Netherlands, It started as a celebration of the Dutch monarchy. It is mainly known for the 'vrijmarkt' (literally 'freemarket'), the one day in the year that anyone is allowed to sell anything in the streets. The night before is celebrated as 'Koninginnenacht' (queen's night). Music and dancing on the street or sometimes on the boat like photo above.

Oranjegekte (orange folly) is a phenomenon in the Netherlands that occurs during queen’s day, international football championships and sometimes at other sporting events. The most important characteristic is the colour orange that dominates the street sight with flags and banners, clothing and even ordinary consumer goods.

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Taken on May 1, 2007