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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!

By: Alison

It was fantastic watching the sea of orange going past our place yesterday. You almost don't need to watch the matches; you can just listen to the large crowd responses throughout the city and tell whether something good or bad happened. And yes, the singing. So much singing!

Pretty in Pink Revisited

I originally posted this photo back in 2011, but since I’m not going to get a chance to go look for new photos today, I thought I’d repost this one. The reason for the pink balloons was the running of … Continue reading ?

Zelfgemaakte Markt Returns to Utrecht

One of my favorite markets is back in town this Saturday and I highly recommend you check it out if you’re in Utrecht. The Zelfgemaakte Markt (handmade market) usually splits its time between Utrecht and Den Bosch, but will be … Continue reading ?

Google City Experts Visit Vino Veritas

Last week, I received an email about participating in a Google City Experts event. Not specifically as an expert, but as one of the host venues for city experts to visit. They were organizing a tour through Utrecht’s newest cafés, … Continue reading ?

A Street in the Sun

I walk along Vloetiusstraat fairly often, as it’s the street that leads on from the side of the cathedral. No matter which angle you approach it from, it’s always a lovely street (with great rooftops). A few weeks ago, as … Continue reading ?

Vino Veritas Is Finally Opening!

In less than 24 hours, we will officially be opening the doors (well, one door, but you get the point) of Vino Veritas. Tuesday, 17 June, at 4 p.m. (16:00), we welcome anyone who would like to come enjoy some … Continue reading ?

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