Because now there’s a king! This Queen’s Day was extra special because Queen Beatrix abdicated and Prince Willem-Alexander was crowned King. Obviously this warranted a trip to Amsterdam. I was expecting madness similar to Carnival, but instead I was greeted with “garage sales.” Queen’s Day is apparently the only day you can sell stuff on the street.
The most entertaining part of the day was watching the boats on the canal. Most of them cruised around with impressive stereo equipment blaring Dutch music and coolers full of Heineken. Some of them were so crowed and weighted down that they looked ready to sink.
Happy Queen’s Day!