Celebrating Queensday in Amsterdam.

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Group picture on Leiden CS. Missing Angela and Bas


We where the first on CS Leiden after a good night sleep. Soon there was Anita and her friend, Annoeska, Keiko, Daniëlle, Angela and the very last one. . .  Bas. At
9:13 we left the station for Amsterdam CS. People where curious looking at this orange group of people. At Amsterdam CS we met Maike, Lieke, Jessica and Ket. Before I new what was going on I had my hair colored Orange. I was not the only one. Also Maike and Lieke had orange hair.

We are supposed to meet Manuel, our tour leader of this day, and after a small sightseeing detour we found him outside bar “café Daalder” in the “Jordaan” area. From here we walked through
Amsterdam along the canals, Leidse plein and we stopped for a little break and talk in the “Vondelpark”. The weather was great so we all sat in a circle and had fun and had some hotdogs. They another travbuddy arrived on her bike. Jenny! Great, the more the merrier.

After being here for a while we wanted to hear the music on the “Museumplein”. There was a big stage build by Radio 538 and a lot of artists there. They told me that there were 200.000 people. Really crowded. It was almost impossible to find a place to watch the stage. I ended up in a small train of 6 people to find a place close to a bar and an exit.

Small group picture.
Suddenly more TB found us again and there we all had fun with the Lion pants. When Jenny wore it, they decided to sign the pants with our autographs when Jenny was still in the pants! On the stage was Gerard Joling, IOS and a bit later van Velzen. We found two ‘volunteers’ for the pants in Keiko and later Angela. When we heard enough we went to out next stop at Max eeuwe square where another artist was singing. I don’t know who she was….

There we had a few drinks and found a place along a canal enjoying the music that came from all the boats passing. We met another TravBuddy Nic, but he was working at a bar. Thanks for the free beer! Also Martijn joint us and Thomas. We walked then further and on a street crossing we had so much fun listening to the music and dancing on the streets. Also Thomas liked wearing the pants but got confused which side was the front. Now we were hungry and out last stop was at a pizza restaurant. You should have seen this, 4 tables with TravBuddies all eating pizza’s.

Now we had to say goodbye to a few and the whole group from
Leiden and a few more walked to the CS again to find our trains home. I said goodbye to the last once on Leiden CS and then I had to give my car keys to Anna-Isabel because I had a little bit too much alcohol. No worries, she brought me safely to her house. After watching TV about the drama in Apeldoorn, I went to sleep.

The next morning Anna-Isabel had to work so I was kicked out of her house ;) and drove home.

 

Manuel: thanks for organizing this! It was again a very successful meet-up in Amsterdam.

ik-ben-10eke says:
Koninginnedag in Amsterdam,altijd hectisch maar wel bruisend!
Posted on: Jul 05, 2009
delsol67 says:
NIce blog!
Posted on: May 06, 2009
dolfijn says:
Jos, again a great blog and wonderfull pics!
Posted on: May 05, 2009
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Group picture on Leiden CS. Missin…
Group picture on Leiden CS. Missi…
Small group picture.
Small group picture.
Gerard Joling
Gerard Joling
Party on the canals
Party on the canals
Anna-Isabel needs money
Anna-Isabel needs money
Walking in Amsterdam
Walking in Amsterdam
At café Daalder. Aad, Angela, Bas…
At café Daalder. Aad, Angela, Ba…
Bas, Daniëlle, Annoeska, Anita an…
Bas, Daniëlle, Annoeska, Anita a…
At café Daalder.
At café Daalder.
Djenie, Anna-Isabel, Maike, Lieke,…
Djenie, Anna-Isabel, Maike, Lieke…
I, Keiko and Jessica.
I, Keiko and Jessica.
Angela and Annoeska
Angela and Annoeska
Keiko and Daniëlle
Keiko and Daniëlle
You need some boots?
You need some boots?
Lieke and Djenie
Lieke and Djenie
Daniëlle and Anna-Isabel
Daniëlle and Anna-Isabel
Group picture
Group picture
Streets of Amsterdam
Streets of Amsterdam
Earning some money
Earning some money
Crowded
Crowded
Me
Me
Hey... no beer??
Hey... no beer??
Party on the canals
Party on the canals
Party on the canals
Party on the canals
Maike with the famous pants.
Maike with the famous pants.
Whos feet are this?
Who's feet are this?
Relax moment in het vondelpark
Relax moment in "het vondelpark"
Relax moment in het vondelpark
Relax moment in "het vondelpark"
Relax moment in het vondelpark
Relax moment in "het vondelpark"
Anita and Angela
Anita and Angela
Relax moment in het vondelpark
Relax moment in "het vondelpark"
Relax moment in het vondelpark
Relax moment in "het vondelpark"
Relax moment in het vondelpark
Relax moment in "het vondelpark"
Relax moment in het vondelpark
Relax moment in "het vondelpark"
Really funny translation of Dutch …
Really funny translation of Dutch…
Anitas tail
Anita's tail
Anna-Isabel, Jenny and Manuel
Anna-Isabel, Jenny and Manuel
Tbs waiting for... Keiko. She was…
Tb's waiting for... Keiko. She wa…
Really crowded.
Really crowded.
Gerard Joling
Gerard Joling
Gerard Joling
Gerard Joling
Jenny with the pants
Jenny with the pants
Jessica, Aad and Jenny
Jessica, Aad and Jenny
All writing on the orange pants
All writing on the orange pants
Maike writing
Maike writing
Annoeska writing
Annoeska writing
Let it happen Jenny :P
Let it happen Jenny :P
Anita writing, Manuel making a tat…
Anita writing, Manuel making a ta…
TBs watching
TB's watching
Maike and Lieke writing
Maike and Lieke writing
Lieke
Lieke
What did they write
What did they write
Crowded
Crowded
Lieke and I
Lieke and I
Maike again writing ?
Maike again writing ?
Lieke and I
Lieke and I
Anita writing
Anita writing
Manuel writing
Manuel writing
van Velzen
van Velzen
Annoeska
Annoeska
Daniëlle :P
Daniëlle :P
:)
:)
Another volunteer for the pants, A…
Another volunteer for the pants, …
Nice
Nice
TBs
TB's
Annoeska
Annoeska
van Velzen
van Velzen
van Velzen
van Velzen
Annoeska
Annoeska
Angela, Anna-Isabel
Angela, Anna-Isabel
Getting info for our vacation to I…
Getting info for our vacation to …
Still crowded
Still crowded
Leaving museumplein
Leaving museumplein
Maikes hair.
Maike's hair.
Cow-girls ?
Cow-girls ?
Daniëlle
Daniëlle
TBs waiting for. . . .
TB's waiting for. . . .
Another performer
Another performer
Time for a drink
Time for a drink
Ket, Angela and Anna-Isabel
Ket, Angela and Anna-Isabel
I
I
Lieke, Maike and Annoeska
Lieke, Maike and Annoeska
Anna-Isabel trying to get into the…
Anna-Isabel trying to get into th…
Anna-Isabel
Anna-Isabel
Crowded
Crowded
Having fun on the streets
Having fun on the streets
Thomas signing
Thomas signing
How does this work
How does this work
No Thomas, this is backwards
No Thomas, this is backwards
Party time
Party time
Dancing
Dancing
Difficult choice Maike?
Difficult choice Maike?
Table 2
Table 2
Bas at table 3
Bas at table 3
Annoeska
Annoeska
Whos hand is this
Who's hand is this
Table 1 and 2
Table 1 and 2
Some leftovers.
Some leftovers.
On my way back home
On my way back home
Windmill, still 7 km to go.
Windmill, still 7 km to go.
My hometown.
My hometown.
60 km (37 miles) traveled
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