Monday, 30 April 2012


Today is Koninginnedag, Queens day. We went to Utrecht for the festivities, free markets, foodstalls, improvised bars and music everywhere. And Orange flags and dresses wherever you look (Orange is the colour of the Dutch Monarchy). The weather was fantastic, I cannot remember we had better sunny weather ever on this day. And thousands of people in the streets and on the boats which swarmed the canals.
I made this drawing while sipping coffee on one of the terraces next to the main midtown canal, overlooking the Oude Gracht. It was early, 11.00, the festivities had yet to start.


Geert-Jan Bol said...


RobCarey said...

A lovely sketch and a lovely day!

Rene Fijten said...

Bedankt Geert-Jan, hoe was konnginnedag in Delft?
Thanks Rob, maybe change May 1st into Merkel-day?

Geert-Jan Bol said...

Amsterdamse toestanden in Delft. Druk maar gezellig. Een echte vrijmarkt-stad.