Hi there! 🙋🏽
I hope you are all doing well. It has been just over two months since I arrived to Amsterdam. Up until last week, I was feeling fantastic but then I got ill. 🤢 Don’t worry… I am feeling much better now. However, I have not done much these past two weeks.
I did celebrate Kingsday for an hour or so… 😂 Held every year on 27 April, King’s Day (previously known as Queen’s Day) is renowned for being one of the biggest and most colourful festivities in the Netherlands. In the streets, canals, parks and everywhere in between, the city is bursting with orange as Amsterdammers enjoy the biggest street party of the year.
Amsterdammers love to haggle and bargain. The vrijmarkt gives everyone the chance to sell their second-hand things on the streets and parks of Amsterdam, creating one of the world’s largest flea markets. Thousands of brightly decorated boats pack the narrow Amsterdam canals. The next best thing to being on one of the boats is watching – and dancing – from one of the many bridges. Or taking a picture with the royal family. 👸🏽
Yesterday, Amsterdam joined the rest of the Netherlands on 4 May. Citizens paused to pay their respects to the victims and fallen soldiers of World War II, as well as more recent military conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
Even a pizza deliverer stopped at 8 PM. 👏🏽 I hope the 🍕 did not get cold!
Then it’s time for a national party! 🎉 5 May is a national day of celebration known as Liberation Day throughout Amsterdam and the Netherlands. You will find a wide variety of entertainment and events taking place.
I hope you had a nice read!