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Time Travel: Biltstraat

It seems appropriate that I came across this photo of Biltstraat recently, as this is one of the only streets I see these days. The wine bar and my freelance writing are keeping me very busy. This photo is relatively … Continue reading ?

Cathedral Light Play

This is the northern side of the cathedral, and it was the decorative finials silhouetted against the bright blue sky that initially caught my eye that particular day. Still, seeing more of the detail of the Gothic architecture, as well … Continue reading ?

By: iooryz

Just try to buy them in a few weeks at the Hema or AH, and you'll see that they usually are pink. ;)

By: Invader Stu

It looks like it will be a few more hours yet.

By: Invader Stu

Hello new amazed follower. Nice to meet you.

By: Invader Stu

I hope so. I don't know what the ramifications would be if the Dutch actually evolved into the colour orange.

By: Invader Stu

Yes... of course looks side to side nervously

By: Voorbij

Maar hopelijk is het met een paar uur voorbij....

Happy Fourth, America

Between working two jobs and preparing for the Wittevrouwenfeest tomorrow, American Independence Day has gotten a bit lost in the mix. Yet being able to celebrate multiple holidays and important events is one of the perks of being an expat/immigrant. … Continue reading ?

Rusticated Portal on the Nieuwegracht

This is a Wordless Wednesday, other than I’m curious if anyone knows something about this gate on the Nieuwegracht. Was it part of the many church immunities in the past or royalty related (crown and lions depicted)? Tagged: architecture, nieuwegracht, … Continue reading ?

By: Cutting

With all due respect, your new amazed follower.

By: Likeahike

You mean tompoezen aren't supposed to be orange?

By: Deepa

Don't forget that people do actually turn a rather festive shade of orange themselves. Or maybe it's just the fake tans they all get before going on holiday for even more tanning.

By: iooryz

At least you joined the party by dying your hair... oh wait, it's always that colour, isn't it? ;)

By: Rosie

This could clearly be my mother-in-law. She had no interest in the World Cup until the Dutch kicked the ball. Now there's an orange shrine.

By: dragonlady

. Congratulations Holland. But save something in case you win the cup (I have a friend who has you down as one of his favorites.) I remember when England won the cup (long ago in the far and distant past) ours was a multi coloured celebration.

By: jo

You are right, watching the game is not required to know how it is going. Just note the number of times that you hear fireworks and that would be the number of goals scored...when the fireworks continue and this time you hear cars go by with singing people and horns blowing...THAT indicates the end of the match where NL won. :)

By: Barb the French Bean

10) As the echoing cheers lasting for several hours can be heard from kilometers away, neighboring countries have resorted to making pleas towards U.N. asking the Dutch to tone down the festivities. That or resign themselves to join the Oranje partying. :)

By: @IntegratedExpat

Let's just be thankful that the national colour isn't blue or green or, worse still, purple or black. Just think what those food colourings would do your system!

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