OLD (AND NEW) FACES IN AN OLD DUTCH STREET

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It’s a fun, folkloric event, but they take it very seriously.

We happened to be visiting Schagen, a small town just over 60km north of Amsterdam, on the day of a parade.

It was a busy market day, but suddenly the crowd was asked to make way as a group in traditional Dutch costume passed, riding on horse-drawn carts, pushing wicker prams, riding bicycles with baskets of poultry and playing accordions.

Unexpected, and spectacular, it made for excellent photo ops…

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You have to love seeing the kids getting into it so excitedly, even though it meant walking a long way in wooden clogs. Not comfortable!

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The parade takes place in Schagen on ten Thursdays during the summer. Once it was over, the participants mingled with others in the street. More interesting images!

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“Up to 60% off!”

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2 responses to “OLD (AND NEW) FACES IN AN OLD DUTCH STREET

  1. This looks like so much fun, Richard! Glad you timed your visit to serendipitously – those are lovely photos.

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