Spring in the Netherlands
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Spring in the Netherlands
With the first warm days, I bring posts about life in spring 2012
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Roze Zaterdag 2013 Utrecht

Roze Zaterdag 2013 Utrecht | Spring in the Netherlands | Scoop.it
29 juni 2013
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This year we had the gay parade in Utrecht. Many visitors were strolling the Utrecht streets. No real parade this year, just a very festive feeling all through town. 32 years ago I met my girlfriend on such a day.
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Koninginnedag 2012 - a set on Flickr

Op de avond voor Koninginnedag is er in de Utrechtse binnenstad een vrijmarkt die duurt van 18.00 uur tot de volgende dag 18.00 uur. Het is in de breedstraatbuurt en tot aan de Molen op de Adelaarstraat.

This is my report of Queens Birthday this year.

Thanks to the weather it was a great succes.

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Domkerk, paasjubel op paasmorgen (jubilation on Eastermorning 6.30 a.m.)

Domkerk, paasjubel op paasmorgen (jubilation on Eastermorning 6.30 a.m.) | Spring in the Netherlands | Scoop.it
Domkerk Utrecht
Midden in de Utrechtse binnenstad staat de monumentale Domkerk.
Deze kerk is de plaats waarin het Citypastoraat haar activiteiten vormgeeft als één van de protestantse wijkgemeenten in Utrecht.

On the morning of Easter people gather on the Domplein near the Domkerk and celebrate the coming of the sun and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. After a short sermon the bells are playing for 15 minutes and afterwards there is easter breakfast in the Domkerk. The picture is from 2009, but it happens every year.

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Kanaleneiland Centrum - Ik wil graag - Het Wordt Mooi!

Kanaleneiland Centrum - Ik wil graag - Het Wordt Mooi! | Spring in the Netherlands | Scoop.it

The center of Kanaleneiland will be rebuilt. Part of this process is having art. This restaurant is in 2 connected houses. It is on Marshalllaan 279. The name is Eiland8.

 

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Flee market on a cold Saturday

Flee market on a cold Saturday | Spring in the Netherlands | Scoop.it

Every year in spring there is a flee/free market for the people from our neighborhood. In spite of the sunny spell on the picture - which lasted only for a few minutes - it was cold, shivering cold. I had a stall and sold shoes and toys.

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Mizrakh Balkan- Klezmerband

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Yesterday concert in Merkaz, Joods cultureel centrum in Utrecht in de synagoge van de Liberaal Joodse gemeente Utrecht. Mizrakh was great, phenomenal, young, lively, pure, special etc....

The singer Astrid van Helden was great too.

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Lentefeest Houtzaagmolen De Ster, Utrecht 24 maart 2012

Lentefeest Houtzaagmolen De Ster, Utrecht 24 maart 2012 | Spring in the Netherlands | Scoop.it

Last Saturday a splendid day for a springtime party outside. Every Saturday it is possible to take a look around inside the windmill. During the Spring party many families went up and watched the scenery from the outside of the mill.

During the day there was information about saving energy, solar panels, windmillparks, clean energy etc. A lot of music and play for the children.

A great start of the new outdoor season.

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Flowers in spring

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These flowers are in front of my house. Because the front is Southwards they get a lot of heat from the sun and are early. Looks great.

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Warm days

This week the temperatures are up and summer has arrived. New clothes, dresses mostly are needed (not really, but this is how it feels).

The swimming pool opened the outside pool for us after the lesson.

Because the swimming pool near home is closed for repairs, I go now to the other swimming pool, that is not so much farther away, just in a another direction.

My swimming buddy resigned, because the boat has to be prepared to go into the water.

Too bad, but I will go to the swimming lessons anyway.

It is also good to cycle and sit outsde alongside a stream or canal. I also did that twice this week. Reading a thick book about WWII.

 

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Bevrijdingsdag 2012 in Lombok - a set on Flickr

Sinds 1982 organiseren buurtbewoners een vrijmarkt met bijbehorend vertier in de straten tussen de Kanaalstraat, de Abel Tasmanstraat en de Billitonkade. Per straat wordt opgeruimd en veel mensen huren een kraam.
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Queens Birthday April 30

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Last Sunday and Monday we celebrated the birthdday of Queen Beatrix. It was marvellous weather, a real treat. Because of the nice sunshine and the warm temperatures, all the people were out on the streets.

Meeting and greeting eachother and buying stuff.

 

P.S. the picture is from 2010. New pictures will follow soon

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Easter 2012

Easter 2012 | Spring in the Netherlands | Scoop.it

Lighting the Eastern Candle on the fire outside the St. Antonius van Padua church, Utrecht, Kanaalstraat. The new Candle is carried inside the church in darkness and lights all the lights in the church. The candle is then baptised.

People bring their own candles home.

Afterwards coffee and eastern bread until after midnight.

On Saturday the 14th of April the Macedonian-Orthodox community in the Netherlands will celebrate easter in the St. Antonius church. It start at 22.00 hrs.

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Kanaleneiland in Spring with new walking and cycling path

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This is a new track in Kanaleneiland (Utrecht). It is along the Amsterdam-Rijn canal and newly made. The view is on the Prins Claus bridge that was built a few years ago to connect Kanaleneiland to Papendorp, a business park near the A-2. There is also lots of space for boats to spend the time in Utrecht. A great new feature at the outskurts of Kanaleneiland.

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Palm Sunday procession

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Today is Palm Sunday. We held a procession around the church with the young people up front.

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Gieterveen - Plaats.nl - Alles over Gieterveen

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After the winter gardens need to get cleared out. This is the result of a day hard work. The picture is taken on Sunday the 18th of March. It is almost spring, but not yet.

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1st official day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere

1st official day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere | Spring in the Netherlands | Scoop.it

Today is the 1st day. The photograph is from a long time ago, when we had a garden a little bit outside of Utrecht, where we live. Now all that land is taken for new housing projects and gardeners are moved from those plots of land.

It is the time to prepare for the new season of gardening.

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Leap into spring: Hikes, bikes and blooms to get you going

Leap into spring: Hikes, bikes and blooms to get you going | Spring in the Netherlands | Scoop.it
Drop the remote. Back away from the laptop. Get out into the world of purple crocuses and energizing breezes. Spring officially starts March 20.

This is from the other side of the globe, but in an area with a similar climate as we have in the Netherlands. The warm gulf stream affects the weather a lot.

 

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