The city of two keys, a dead painter and Annie celebrating her birthday!

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The weapon of the city
  

The keys you find in the city's weapon are all over the city. It seems it dates back to 1293. The dead painter I am reffering to wasn't even born then, that happened in 1606. More then 400 years later people still visiting Leiden to find the birthhouse of Rembrandt. It's not there anymore but a little plaquette marks the place where it was. But the tradition of Annie celebrating her birthday at the bar with the same name ('Annie's Birthday' or 'Annie's verjaardag' in Dutch)  seems to have ended last year. That's where we came in. This year at the very last summer weekend in the Netherlands TravBuddy's entered the city of Leiden to celebrate, yes, what to celebrate actualy?

Let's call it Anna's Birthday then. Afterall she organised this meetup in Leiden and did this in such an unforgettable and fantastic way that we might as well thrown in a new tradition here. Happy Birthday Anna!  A job well done!


 

peruana28 says:
Very nice meeting ;) i loved your country thinking back soon ;) ;)
Posted on: Apr 21, 2010
alex-b says:
Next year again celebrating 'Anna's Birthday' ! hahaha
Posted on: Sep 08, 2008
dolfijn says:
Thnxs Alex and Jennethm, thnxs u for join me! Next year again?
Posted on: Sep 08, 2008
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The weapon of the city
The weapon of the city
On my way to Leiden. Where are all…
On my way to Leiden. Where are al…
Part of the group
Part of the group
Anna busy organising the crowd
Anna busy organising the crowd
Patricia, Louise and John
Patricia, Louise and John
Marloes and Sonja
Marloes and Sonja
Lieke and Devi
Lieke and Devi
German and Dutch Mob working toget…
German and Dutch Mob working toge…
...or noth?
...or noth?
Dennis and Jorien
Dennis and Jorien
wendy, Mehmet, Mark and Dennis
wendy, Mehmet, Mark and Dennis
Babybleu Ket! :D
Babybleu Ket! :D
Checking in hotel chaos
Checking in hotel chaos
Queen Beatrix watching over us
Queen Beatrix watching over us
Hotel lobby
Hotel lobby
after today Leiden will never be t…
after today Leiden will never be …
Rememberance of the 400th birthday…
Rememberance of the 400th birthda…
Rembrandt van Rijn was born here, …
Rembrandt van Rijn was born here,…
The dead painter himself
The dead painter himself
Marinus van der Lubbe who set the …
Marinus van der Lubbe who set the…
Frysian infiltration in Leiden?
Frysian infiltration in Leiden?
Frysian talk with native Frysian W…
Frysian talk with native Frysian …
German mob took pictures of this F…
German mob took pictures of this …
How typical Dutch
How typical Dutch
Not so ancient!
Not so ancient!
Partytime in Leiden with live music
Partytime in Leiden with live music
Poetic walls in Leiden
Poetic walls in Leiden
Leiden keys and someone searching …
Leiden keys and someone searching…
Ket dissapointed not being invited…
Ket dissapointed not being invite…
Something is growing out of that h…
Something is growing out of that …
Anthony, Marc and Anouk
Anthony, Marc and Anouk
Dutch Joost
Dutch Joost
Dennis
Dennis
Maike
Maike
Alcohol addict
Alcohol addict
Maarten
Maarten
Undefined snacks
Undefined snacks
But Jos eats everything!
But Jos eats everything!
Kat regrets it already
Kat regrets it already
Jorien eating her fingers as well
Jorien eating her fingers as well
Bart-Jan had enough
Bart-Jan had enough
Big Bart and little Bart
Big Bart and little Bart
Smile!
Smile!
Bart impresses Marloes
Bart impresses Marloes
Dinner table 2?
Dinner table 2?
Dinner table 4?
Dinner table 4?
Dinner table 3?
Dinner table 3?
Dinner table Ket!
Dinner table Ket!
Sherwin and Sonja
Sherwin and Sonja
Katherine, Dennis and Richard
Katherine, Dennis and Richard
Guido, Anna and Marieke
Guido, Anna and Marieke
Italian Joost
Italian Joost
Belgium Joost
Belgium Joost
Annas Birthday!
Anna's Birthday!
Ket
Ket
Mariska
Mariska
Joost and his mixed emotions
Joost and his mixed emotions
Thinking...
Thinking...
Jorien
Jorien
Rudolph
Rudolph
Eric and Jenny
Eric and Jenny
TravBuddy Anonymus
TravBuddy Anonymus
Mariska and Ket and their personal…
Mariska and Ket and their persona…
Monkeylovers
Monkeylovers
Anna, Wendy, Devika and Marloes
Anna, Wendy, Devika and Marloes
Tom, the genuine Belgium one!
Tom, the genuine Belgium one!
Jenny
Jenny
Eric and Anna
Eric and Anna
Lieke
Lieke
Guido
Guido
Tong
Tong
Wendy
Wendy
Kat
Kat
Eric
Eric
Anouk and Sherwin
Anouk and Sherwin
Marcel and Jenneth
Marcel and Jenneth
Eric and waitress
Eric and waitress
BJs new hobby
BJ's new hobby
Discovery!
Discovery!
Carla, Kat and Lieke
Carla, Kat and Lieke
Patricia
Patricia
D&D
D&D
A stroll on the street, photos ta…
A stroll on the street, photo's t…
Lieke
Lieke
Guido and Maike
Guido and Maike
Eric and photographer in his free …
Eric and photographer in his free…
Nicander and Devi
Nicander and Devi
Me, the Puma and Eric
Me, the Puma and Eric
streetperformance by Maris!
streetperformance by Maris!
Unfortanetly also streetperformanc…
Unfortanetly also streetperforman…
but together its not so bad!
but together it's not so bad!
Mr. Top Kebab
Mr. Top Kebab
Patricia
Patricia
Louise and John
Louise and John
can I take a picture of you, Joost?
can I take a picture of you, Joost?
I guess thats a no!
I guess that's a no!
Patricia
Patricia
Wendy
Wendy
Steve
Steve
Whos hands are these?
Who's hands are these?
Kat
Kat
Süsse Anna und der Rudi
Süsse Anna und der Rudi
After the streetlife it is time to…
After the streetlife it is time t…
Joost however preffered meditation
Joost however preffered meditation
Lieke, Maike and Guido
Lieke, Maike and Guido
Nicander (Ape) and Wendy (of the F…
Nicander (Ape) and Wendy (of the …
no comment!
no comment!
No, its not Jos getting slammed, …
No, it's not Jos getting slammed,…
Mehmet
Mehmet
Mariska and Louise
Mariska and Louise
Jessica
Jessica
Puma in the wild
Puma in the wild
Mark
Mark
Lieke
Lieke
Guido
Guido
The beauty and..
The beauty and..
Jorien and Lieke
Jorien and Lieke
Smile!
Smile!
Biedjees new hairdo
Biedjee's new hairdo
Anna enjoying
Anna enjoying
Lieke too!
Lieke too!
Polonaise
Polonaise
The new Coca-Cola girl!
The new Coca-Cola girl!
I show it to you one more time, Ke…
I show it to you one more time, K…
Maike and Jos
Maike and Jos
Jessica and Mehmet
Jessica and Mehmet
Tom
Tom
Dennis singing
Dennis singing
Sunday brunch
Sunday brunch
Keiko and Steve
Keiko and Steve
the return of Ket
the return of Ket
Day After Joost!
Day After Joost!
Maike and Jorien
Maike and Jorien
Fristi time at the pancake restaur…
Fristi time at the pancake restau…
The new Fristi mascot, Fristi BJ!
The new Fristi mascot, Fristi BJ!
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