The Queen has her birthday today. It is custom here that all people have a day off on “Queensday”. Since her birhday is in January, she decided when she got the throne (well, she can formally decide next to nothing, other than appointing the “formator”, the person compiling the administration after elections) to keep Queensday on her (late) mothers birthday, April 30th. Not only is Queensday in all economical reality a sunday, it is also an event where everybody takes out his junk to the street and tries to sell it. Amsterdam in particular is a HUGE, but livish mess.