Wednesday, 1 May 2013

King Willem Alexander

Yesterday our Queen Beatrix resigned, and was followed up by our new King Willem Alexander. The first man to take the throne after some 120 years.
The installation was in Amsterdam, but there were festivities all over the country. We went to Eindhoven, where the festivities were dedicated to the youth: spread all over the city centre I counted at least 9 podia, with deejays playing Hiphop, Dance and House music. Also a few live bands.
These two (not so young) Dutchmen were sitting on a low wall enjoying a glass of beer in the Spring sun on the central market place, watching the official ceremonies on the big overhead screens. While enduring the heavy beats and deep basses of the music.

Below a sketch of the freemarket near the PSV stadium. Even if it was pretty crowded, it was not as lively as the one in Utrecht that we visited in recent years.    


Geert-Jan Bol said...

Utrecht is ook mijn favoriet.

Rene Fijten said...

Inderdaad. Volgend jaar weer Utrecht.