April 30, 2011

LIFE | What is Queensday?

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The only orange things I own. Dresscode for Queensday is Orange, national color of The Netherlands

There is hardly any space left to walk in Amsterdam. The sidewalks, streets and parks
are covered by blankets on which people are selling their old stuff. There is music and drinks everywhere. It is safe to say that this is the biggest streetparty and flea market in the world.

The date 30th of April is the birthday of our former queen Juliana. It used to be nothing more than a defilé of the royal family. But as this attracted thousands of people, the government decided that a licence to sell was not required on Queensday. This way food and drinks could be sold to the masses of people visiting the defilé. But what happened was that all over the country everyone started selling their old stuff on the streets and an immense fleemarket arose.

Now I'm off to join the rest of the 800 000 people and surely will come home with great finds, two years ago I found a 1980's Chanel watch for 10 euros. stay tuned!

34 comments:

www.glamourblog.tk said...

Leuk dat jullie z'on dag hebben! Heel veel plezier! xx

fashion.gossipmk said...

Love Queensday!!! It sounds really interesting!! And love your orange things :)))
Xoxo, K.

Nomadic D. said...

Wow that sounds fun! Hope you post some photos of the day!

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Paola. said...

it sounds great! i think it is amazing, like everyone in the street, lots of people selling things and all of that, i wish i could be there..
xx

Jasmin said...

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Fashion Agony said...

Sounds amazing! Have fun!

xoxo
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fashion suicides said...

Ik wil ook een koningindag in België!

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Samm said...

Leuk geschreven! Have fun today!

x

Samm said...

Leuk geschreven! Have fun today!

x

PookeBoop♥ said...

I love YSL !!!

J said...

See you in Amsterdam! :)

The Fancy Teacup said...

Queensday sounds like so much fun. Can't wait to see what you find from all the treasure troves!

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much love.

Heis said...

Ik ben heel benieuwd naar je bargains! Dit jaar heb ik niks gevonden, zoveel goedkope troep!

thefashionguitar said...

Orange isn't an easy color to wear, so that you have only two organge items is not that weird. Moreover, it's about quality, not quantity, so you did a good job!! Hope you enjoy the day, and keep up your amazing blog, lovin it more and more every post!

XO Charlotte
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Jazzy said...

Saw you walking at the Westerstraat, where i was selling clothes today, but was too shy to say hi to you, haha. Anyway, you looked gorgeous! Did you find any nice things? For me it was a little disappointing, the stuff other people were selling there..

Ivania said...

Jazzy you should have come over to say hi!! where were you guys? yes it was a bit more of a beer fest this year right? But I did manage to buy a few great pieces, I'll blog about it tomorrow :)

if-I-were-Audrey said...

I wish we'd have Queensday here in Berlin too :D

tutta_ said...

That's a great tradition! I would love to see the "event" myself someday also :)

helena said...

Haha had je nog wat leuks gevonden of was je ook aan het party-en op een plein? :P

Samantha Hewett said...

That sounds amazing! Next year I will have to come to experience it myself :)

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0000 said...

Oh wow, Queen's Day sounds like so much fun! I wish we had a mass yard sale day too!

the secret of fashion said...

Ben heel benieuwd naar wat je deze keer gevonden hebt!xx

Debbie said...

Ik ben heel erg benieuwd naar je aankoopjes ;) Ik had geen oranje, dus ding maar voor grijs, haha.

x

Raspberry & Rouge said...

Great blog, love it! Queensday was amazing! Keep up the good work! Let's keep in touch! XO Raspberry & Rouge

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Sari said...

Beautiful colors!

Suz said...

dat is een leuke vondst! ben benieuwd waar je nu mee thuis kwam dan!

Lara Maria said...

looove it

Shilpi said...

Orange is a beautiful color! So obsessed with orange right now

xx

sftrend

spitfirenerd said...

Ik ben benieuwd of je nog wat leuks gevonden hebt!!!
x

Jan said...

Haha superleuk!
Ik kwam er echt pas in de avond (weer) achter dat ik (weer) geen oranje kleding had!
Echt ongelofelijk dom haha (:

Stacey Kelly said...

such a perfect shade of orange.

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Anonymous said...

could you please tell me the name of the lipstick? that orange is absolutely beautiful!