Sunday, May 2, 2010

Queen's Day in the Netherlands

This past weekend, I was in Amsterdam and the suburb of Utrecht, visiting my friend Myrthe, who is Dutch. This is my fourth trip to Amsterdam and my first Queen's Day! On April 30, the Dutch celebrate the Queen's birthday with a huge party and lots and lots of orange clothing (the national color). Unfortunately, I have no pictures of this actual celebration developed yet (yep, I used a disposable camera), but I will post them when I have them!

I do, however, have some pictures of Utrecht and some nature pictures (I was pretending I was shooting for National Geographic, I think!)

This was the first weekend since leaving for Norway, that I have had absolutely no idea what was going on around me. I can't read Dutch, understand Dutch and had to rely on my English for everything. Makes me realize how much I can do and how much I understand what is going on around me in Norway. What a great realization that was!


  1. LOL, Anna!!!!! Youre so funny! You should TOTALLY send your pictures in to National Geographic and see what they say!!! :) They'll give you a job right away Ibet!

  2. Whoops! Sorry about the typeos! I meant "you're" and "I bet"! Where's the spellchecker on this thing?! :P

  3. Cmon! I want to see the rest of the pictures! Hurry to a picture shop and get the rest developed! :) Amsterdam seems so pretty!