King’s Day / Queen’s Day in Amsterdam in 2013 was a once-in-a-lifetime combination affair – the reigning queen stepped down and her son became king. Two for the price of one.
Despite having no vested interest in the ceremonies, I went anyway and got a big kick out of the energy. There were also a few free souvenirs being handed out, as well as a couple that came included with some expense…
The giveaway at the Heineken Experience came at the ticket desk. I suppose I could have skipped the beer show and kept the crown but… why?
Then there were the little orange pompoms. These were gifts for charity donations, but I had not been able to track that down, so I had to hope for a lost pompom on the street. I found two and, lest anyone think the roach was my addition, it wasn’t. He came that way!