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    by eden_teuling Written Aug 27, 2003

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    This most exciting event takes place in Amsterdam, every year....

    A grandiose happening for those who can be there or are there ath that moment but....we all can enjoy what happens there via television: it will be a live broadcast......

    As each year there will be a PONTON in the CANAL in front of the HOTEL PULITZER where the MUSICIANS will play.....surrounded by thousands of people who will watch and enjoy hanging out of their windows, dreaming on their boats in the canal, in trees and lanternpoles, on roofs and benches: in short a very enthousiastic crowd will be there under the very green trees, with hampers, a bottle of champagne or wine, young and listen to the musci.

    This year was the 22nd time this event took place.

    Brother and sister GIL & ORLI SHAHAM, violin and piano, played a number of BRAHMS' works and they were great!!

    There were also a number of singers, who sang their arias and duets.......

    Every musician is warmly welcomed by the audience......

    I would say: WHENEVER you plan visiting AMSTERDAM, try to be there at the time of the PRINSENGRACHTCONCERT: you will never forget the music and the atmosphere: wouldn't that be the MOST PRECIOUS souvenirs??

    Oh, before I forget: it takes place during the evening so the lights add so much to the atmosphere as does the soft evening breeze and the movement of the water in the canals....

    SEE NEXT TIP: for children!


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    All events in Holland

    by peijtertjes Updated Jul 8, 2003

    When visiting HOLLAND you don't want to miss a thing.
    Just find out this website with all events.

    All events...isn't that easy.

    this is the short link and you can find out by yourself Vakantie&Vrijetijd >actueel>>>evenementen under all these pictures you recognise the picture (left from this text) click and find out all events

    Good luck and enjoy Holland

    picture you click on..follow instructions in tip

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    Kwakoe Festival

    by isolina_it Written Apr 4, 2003

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    Soccer, fun, laughter, sun, new experiences and foods, the best bbq'd chicken in the northern hemisphere, beer, more food, dancing and relaxation. A truly memorable experience.

    Once a year, Amsterdam is treated to the greatest and most colourful festival around. What makes this festival so unique is that it's organised by and for the many migrant cultures of Amsterdam. The majority of the people live in the infamous "Bijlmer", which is where the white folk normally don't dare come after dark because of the drugs problem.

    This festival gives the local community the opportunity to firstly hangout with old friends, family and other peopleof the same nationality. Secondly they can present their culture and heritage in a positive attitude, to all those willing to listen and learn.
    Big mama's frying food, singing along with the Bob marley on the radio. Old black dudes with hair white as snow, sitting around a table sipping on 1 litre bottles of Djogo beer, cigar dangling out their mouths, laughing their asses off and just chilling. African style. The majority come from Suriname, which is a former colony of the netherlands on the north east coast of South America. Primarily of african descent but also a large community of suriname-hindoestanis of asian descent. Other countries include e.g. ghana, algeria, nigeria, and other african countries. Theres tons of booths that sell tradional homemade food, drinks and clothing and other assorted ***.
    When the Kwakoe festival first started, it was basically just a simple soccer tournament. The different nationalties of the Bijlmer would make teams and then play against each other. Now it's a full-on social event. However the soccer is still the main item. The soccer field is in the centre of the festival area and all other stands etc. are in a circle around the field. Nowadays even amateur soccer teams fly from southamerica and africa to partake in these friendly matches.

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    Amsterdam Gay Pride Day

    by isolina_it Written Apr 4, 2003

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    Yearly (gay pride) canal parade, with a lot of decorated boats. This is held around the end of July, beginning of August and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors.For the seventh time the extravagant Canal Parade will be held during Amsterdam Pride 2002.
    With 250.000 spectators this event was the fourth largest in 2001 in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam Gay Pride is nominated for the Prize of the best City Promotion of The Netherlands.

    Only Queensday (April 30) and the Cultural 'Uitmarkt/Sail' (end of August) attract more people. Amsterdam Pride has been the largest gay event in the Netherlands for seven years.

    If you want to be a spectator of the Canal Parade we suggest you find a spot somewhere along the Prinsengracht or Amstel in the old city of Amsterdam. Also at the Stopera a lot of people are watching the boats come by. Many enjoy the parade standing on a bridge over the Prinsengracht.

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    New Years Eve

    by frantz Written Oct 8, 2002

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    When you have a change, try to come here forNew Years Eve.
    Not only are there a lot of organized parties all over the place but a lot of pubs etc. stay open and there is a good atmosphere everywhere. If you arrived a few day before try to find out from the locals the best place to be.Most Dutch people go to private parties which start mostly about 10 at night. But the thing is come midnight then the party really starts because everybody starts lichting fireworks. You see streets and the sky alight with the most incredible colours and the noise, unbelieveble. After about a hour most people (local) start going out and then start to party. Try at least once in your lifetime to come here at New Years Eve. That's one of the things i missed most when i lived outside The Netherlands.

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    Flowerparade. If you think of...

    by Liefding Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Flowerparade. If you think of tulips, than you think of Holland. Holland is a massiver 'producer' of flowers and yes, we export millions of them.
    One in a year a parade of flowers will cross the town.
    Every year cars and trucks will be changed with thousands of flowers. Each year the parade is in a different subject.
    If you like flowers and you are on that day in Amsterdam, this is a must see.

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    FESTIVALSDuring the summer...

    by Xowe Written Aug 24, 2002

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    During the summer Amsterdam is the city of the festivals. In June the “Holland Festival” and the “Amsterdams Roots Festival” guarantee for special performances and cultural manifestations in theatre, concert hall and on the streets.
    In August the new cultural season will be opened with the ”Prinsengrachtconcert”, and “de Parade” will take care of theatre, dance and music at the “Martin Luther Kingpark”.

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    Aalsmeer Flower Parade

    by sue_stone Written Apr 20, 2004

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    On the 1st Saturday in September there is a Flower Parade through the city of Amsterdam.

    We were lucky to get a seat outside at a cafe in Dam Square to watch the colourful procession go by.

    watching the Flower Parade
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Budget Travel

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    Flower Parade

    by isolina_it Written Sep 10, 2003

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    It `s every year the first weekend of September. The most varied flower fantasies matched with theme - carts (brasil, halloween, santa klaus)

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