the crazy dutch, i love ’em!!
Posted in amsterdam, pia's photos May 1st, 2008 by piablog

all i can say is, these people KNOW how to party. I have never seen anything like it. I thought my friends were exaggerating when they told me the streets and canals are jam packed with happy people, but as you can see this is exactly what happens on Queens Day in glorious Amsterdam. I took a tonne of photos and here is a snippet from my Queen’s Day photo album. I have a feeling there will be a part two and three to come! It is hard not to get caught up on in all the action, the buzz is contagious and hopefully you will feel it a little in these shots.

Click here to open a new page for this posts soundtrack (hint, it’s yesterday’s song, it just has to be!!) and then scroll slowly through the images below, enjoy…










something you don’t want to happen to you…





What an awesome day. If you have ever had the urge to come to Amsterdam, THIS is the day to come. You will be guaranteed to have the time of your life.


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  1. josephine says

    how hilarious! those last few photos remind me of your friend marcus’s story. can’t wait for part 2 and 3.

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  2. amy korngiebel says

    great shots. they made me smile. a great way to start my day. thanks.

    May 1st, 2008 | #

  3. itsasne says

    This is FAB! Looks like great fun. Loving the song, it goes soo well with the images! You are spot on, as always…

    May 1st, 2008 | #

  4. tempestdelfuego says

    One of my best friends is Dutch- I can see him as the fellow who fell in the water. 🙂
    Thanks for these wonderful photos!

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  5. Yasu says

    I wish i was in Amsterdam!

    May 1st, 2008 | #

  6. corine says

    This is where I realize that agoraphobia is a real problem for me. I shudder just watching these pictures.

    May 2nd, 2008 | #

  7. A-M says

    Oh I never wish to go back to my young, childless days until I see photos just like this. Aahhh to be back in Amsterdam!!!

    May 2nd, 2008 | #

  8. danielle says

    I am happy to hear that you had such a great time on Koninginnedag!

    May 2nd, 2008 | #

  9. Esti says

    So if you don’t wear orange they push you to the water, right? Ha, ha… Sounds so much fun!

    May 2nd, 2008 | #

  10. nadia says

    One.Photo’s are perfect!
    Two.Photo’s are perfect!
    Three.How FUN was that!
    I love being in the middle of all that…….everyone comes out the city glows- and not just because of the Orange!

    May 2nd, 2008 | #

  11. pia says

    yay! hope you all clicked for the soundtrack song while you scrolled as it totally adds to the images i think. xx

    May 2nd, 2008 | #

  12. Laura says

    Oh, I was in Amsterdam last week. I guess I went the wrong day and missed the big (and fun) event!

    May 3rd, 2008 | #

  13. Romain says

    I was there and that was incredible, party on!

    May 4th, 2008 | #

  14. elvis says

    Wow – and the best time for me to find your blog. Thanks so much, it’s great.

    May 6th, 2008 | #

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