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Bulbflowerparade in the Netherlands 2014 [video]

2014bloemencorsoHeemstede – on Saturday 3 may 2014 a colorful flower-decorated parade slowly moves through the bulb region. This year was the 67th Edition. The parade started at 9.30 am from the Wilhelmina boulevard in Noordwijk. Along the 42 kilometre route to Haarlem were hundreds of thousands of visitors. Watch and enjoy the following video taken from the Herenweg in Heemstede.

‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ which means The Children’sBeastParty

‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ which means The Children’s BeastParty

‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ is a private party for the chronically ill and / or disabled children up to 16 years together with their parents, brothers and sisters. The festival is organized by the Foundation ‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ in partnership with Natura Artis Magistra and the Police, Fire Brigade, Ambulance Service, Navy, Customs, Royal Military Police, the Red Cross, Rescue brigade and the City of Amsterdam. A special evening where the kids can just forget about their illness and be themselves.

The children are picked up in ambulances, fire trucks, police cars or other vehicle and visit the Artis Zoo in Amsterdam and are then brought back to the hospital or other residential address.

‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ event celebrates 15 years and will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014.

Watch the following videos of departure and arrival of ‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ convoy through Hoofddorp.

Return convoy ‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ 2013 video Denice Ann (11 years old)

Return convoy ‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ 2013  from Spaarne Hospital Hoofddorp to Haarlem

Return convoy ‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ 2013 from Artis Zoo back in Hoofddorp

Departure (Cam2) convoy ‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ 2013 from Spaarnestad hospital and past fire station Hoofddorp

Departure (Cam1) convoy ‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ 2013 from Spaarne hospital and past fire station Hoofddorp

Departure convoy ‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ Hoofddorp (June 1, 2012)


The arrival of Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas) and Zwarte Pieten (Black Pete) arrives in the Netherlands each year in mid-November (usually on a Saturday) by steamboat from Spain.

Sinterklaas and  the Zwarte Pieten are welcomed by children cheering and singing traditional Sinterklaas songs.

Sinterklaas and  the Zwarte Pieten visit all the towns, villages, schools, shopping malls and other places where many children.In places a boat cannot reach, Sinterklaas arrives by train, horse, horse-drawn carriage, policecar or even a fire truck.

Shoppingcenter  Getsewoud  Nieuw-Vennep (23 november 2013)

Halfweg – Zwanenburg Center ( 23 november 2013)

Zwarte Piet Wedding Hoofddorp Center (17 november 2013)

Shoppingcenter Floriande Hoofddorp (16 november 2013)

Sinterklaas Badhoevedorp (16 november 2013)

School de Tovercirkel Hoofddorp (5 december 2012)

The Miraculous Entry Hoofddorp Center (18 november 2012)

Shoppingcenter  ’t Paradijs  Hoofddorp (17 november 2012)

Christmas market Badhoevedorp; ‘Joy to the World’ [video]

Yesterday there was Christmas market on the Pa Verkuyllaan and Lorentzplein in Badhoevedorp. It was a nice Christmas market. At the end of the afternoon I stopped by the nativity scene. The Ungulates stopped their services. Two shepherds made ​​them ready for departure. While the Ungulates were in the relaxing mode and enjoyed the attention of visitors they seemed to say something.

“Joy to the World”