Parades (Or: Veteran’s Day in The Hague)

Yesterday was Veteran’s Day in the Netherlands. Marco and I went and checked out the local parade after hearing dozens of helicopters flying over on their way to Maliveld (where they had a lot of activities going on – we ended up not going there).

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‘Veteranen, ingezet in dienst van de vrede’ – veterans deployed in the service of peace

Veterans Day parade in The Hague 4

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Veterans Day parade in The Hague

People standing on benches trying to get a better view (it’s normally a well populated bus stop)

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Categories: Holidays, News, The Hague | 3 Comments

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3 thoughts on “Parades (Or: Veteran’s Day in The Hague)

  1. Marco

    Most entertaining were the soldiers in white holding skis.
    WHY would the Netherlands have a ski-unit? And where do they practice? 🙂

    • Yorrick

      They are the Corps Mariniers and have to be prepared for any combat situation. They usually train their winter combat skills in Norway.

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