Menu Close

Kingsday in Amsterdam

I am a very indifferent and mediocre people photographer. I also tend to avoid crowded places as much as I can. Nonetheless, one of the attractions of going to Amsterdam in April was an opportunity to observe – and photograph – the celebration of the Kingsday, the biggest national holiday in Netherlands.

As expected, the day turned out very orange. As more or less anticipated, the crowds caused me discomfort in a few tight spaces and the level of collective inebriation around me was something I could probably do without. As I could have guessed in advance, the hundred or so pictures I took on different corners and bridges during the day almost uniformly failed to excite me afterwards.

Nonetheless, it was a fun experience – and it convinced me that I should not be going for similar experiences in the future. And here is a small sample of my exploits.

 

Kingsday 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 
 

Kingsday 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 
 

Kingsday 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 
 

Kingsday 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 
 

Kingsday 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 
 

Kingsday 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 
 

Kingsday 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 
 

Kingsday 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Posted in Travel Pictures