Amsterdam – The last day of Queen Beatrix’ reign

Photos & Copyright: Netty Leistra

Amsterdam looked wonderful on the occasion of the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands on 30 April 2013. I arrived in Amsterdam on the 29th and in the afternoon spent some time having a look at the area around the Royal Palace. The city looked very festive with the national colours red, white, blue and orange all over the place. Many souvenirs and on top of the big department store De Bijenkorf there were two huge gold crowns of plastic. Lots of curious people in the streets too. It was not too warm, but at least the sun was shining.

amsterdam2amsterdam4amsterdam1amsterdam5amsterdam8amsterdam6amsterdam3amsterdam7

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s