It has been an eventful Queen's Day for us and our guests from Michigan, beginning early this morning in Amsterdam and continuing in the little fishing port of Volendam and then the charming village of Edam, famed for its cheese. These lads posing for pictures wore touches of orange in tribute to the Dutch royal family, the House of Orange.
A shop window filled with Queen's Day kitsch.
A giant paper flower.
Rather quiet street scenes in Edam at day's end.
Edam's Town Hall, built in 1737.
Dutch flags were flying all over the Netherlands.
Boats in Edam.
Boats in Volendam.
Back soon with more photos; for now, hostess duties await.