This is the week of national holidays in the Netherlands. Last Thursday it was King’s Day and later this week, on Friday the 5th May, we celebrate Liberation Day, with Remembrance Day the night before, the 4th of May. On the other hand we work on the 1st of May, that again is not a holiday in this country. This holiday week is also a no-post week. So why don’t we look at an older video celebrating a Dutch national symbol (another one than the bicycle); the tulip. About a year ago, I cycled around Leiden and filmed the tulips that were in full bloom then, as they are now.
Cycling and tulips!
And why don’t I throw in a King’s Day Cycling video as well! This one is from 2015, when the weather was a lot better than this year’s cold King’s Day. It is a video of people cycling to the celebrations. As always the Dutch don’t dress up for cycling, they dress up for the destination. On King’s Day we celebrate in our national colour and that that colour is orange is very visible!
King’s Day Cycling!