As I promised, here are some pictures of the actual Queen's Day in Amsterdam. Most of these pictures are taken from atop a Ferris Wheel in the middle of the city. Notice all the people. The city was so crowded with orange-clad people that you could barely move! To make matters worse, the city cleaning crew had just gone on strike the previous week, so there was garbage EVERYWHERE! The streets were lined with flea markets--people selling everything from leather jackets (one of which I bought!) to every type of food imaginable to Amsterdam souvenirs. I had a blast (and spent too much money) :)
This last picture is actually one I took of the TV. We were watching the parade the royal family walks in. The royal family lives and this parade takes place in a city closer to Belgium.