Europe

Koningsdag in Amsterdam

Sporting the Dutch and Canadian flags on Koningsdag

I can’t be sure, but I doubt any country celebrates it’s monarchy as enthusiastically as the Dutch. I hadn’t planned on it, but my brief stopover in Amsterdam, Netherlands coincided with the national holiday of Koningsdag, or King’s Day, preceded by Koninginnenacht, Queen’s Night. Coming directly from another monarchical system, I reflected on the difference between the…

Baarle-Hertog-Nassau

Straddling the border

Ypres and the Flanders Fields

Bruges

Jerónimos Monastery, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, and Belém Tower

Lisbon

Sintra

Castle of the Moors

Melilla

Juan’s House