Saturday, October 8, 2011
The Battle of Alkmaar and Upcoming Beer Festivals
Unlike other countries I've lived in, the Netherlands doesn't make a big deal out of their independence. The liberation from Nazi Germany is a public holiday every five years. But there's no national holiday or fireworks to celebrate their freedom from Spain. There is a small fair with a carousel, stands with Dutch Marines, a stage for people to perform, and that's about it.
What the Dutch do like to celebrate is beer. And next Sunday (Oct 16th) is the Bockbier Festival. According to the website, if you visit the bars at the De Boom Museum, there will be 15 special beers from Dutch and foreign brewers to taste. It's also being heavily promoted on Single's sites for those of you looking for a possible love interest. Alcohol and horny people. It should be interesting.
Posted by Jeremy Holland at 8:12 AM