If you’ve never been to Queen’s Day in the Netherlands, I definitely recommend it – I’ve never seen a whole city (let alone country!) party like that, or seen so much orange all in one place! This year was particularly special, as the Queen handed the crown over to her son – making this the last ‘Queen’s Day’ before it officially becomes King’s Day next year.
The canals were clogged with boats, the streets clogged with parties, with food & drink stalls everywhere and people dancing, getting crazy, and generally having an awesome time.. love it!
Hope you enjoy the pics
I was lucky enough to spend a lovely weekend in Rotterdam, where I was visiting a friend of mine. I love being introduced to new places through friends, as they always show me the best local cafes, markets, bars, areas, shops, or sites.. it’s the best way to get to know the ‘real’ city from a local perspective, rather than as just another tourist!
The highlight – besides waking up to the smell of pancakes, so spoiled! – was the incredible Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the Kunsthal Museum. If you’re into fashion, I would definitely recommend checking it out – amazing pieces from his lifetime of work, and all displayed so well!
Hope you all have had a good start to the week – and if you’re in Holland as I am right now, happy Queen’s / King’s Day!
I completely love Amsterdam.. it feels like my home away from home! Relaxed, pretty, and full of charming people, Holland has to be one of my favourite places to visit. It helps that one of my closest friends lives there, so we always have a great time biking along the canals, shopping in tiny stores, relaxing in the park, or visiting friends.
Happy weekend everyone, from a hot & sunny London!