Vondel Koningsdag 27 April
A lot of drinking happens on Koningsdag, a holiday that has some resemblance to the 4th of July. It is a patriotic day and is universally observed in Nederland. But Vondel Park is the place for families. People line the walkways and put out their used stuff for sale. A band set up and was performing. The lead singer was poised and looked right into the camera of her own accord. There was an excellent bubble making thing. Kids chased the bubbles. One little girl, about 3, was looking up at a bubble when she walked right into a puddle. She narrowly averted tears. The walkways were as crowded as the Gillette Stadium exits after a Patriot's game.