Souvenirs from King’s / Queen’s Day in Amsterdam 2013

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…

farewell Queen, welcome King

farewell Queen, welcome King

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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?

Heineken Queen crown

Heineken Queen crown

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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!

two orange fuzzies

two orange fuzzies

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2 Responses to Souvenirs from King’s / Queen’s Day in Amsterdam 2013

  1. lanceleuven says:

    Hah! That’s hilarious that he came with a roach. Well, it is Amsterdam I suppose… 🙂

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