Queen’s Day 2012

Not to be confused with the gay pride parade (http://www.amsterdamgaypride.nl/), this celebrates the original queen.

As far as an observer can tell, the idea is to don orange and drink through the hangover born of the previous nights excess until one collapses from exhaustion as the sun goes down.

It’s not just people that don orange, the cakes are at it, too.

Somehow, the weather ignored the forecasts and gave us some splendid sunshine. It has been miserably overcast since though.

People take to the canals in force.

Yeah, I’d be pretty pissed if some smart-ass put that on my house.

CB

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