Fireworks! (Or: Blowing up a small part of the Netherlands)

Blog post title is a reference to a quote from The Simpsons: “Celebrate the independence of your nation by blowing up a small part of it!”

It’s that time of the year again. Time to buy fireworks!

Fireworks flyer 2015 (Netherlands)

Of course the Dutch take New Year’s celebrations to the extreme. A fireworks complaint hotline had 17,000 complaints within 2 days of it opening (10 days before New Year’s). The American government emailed their usual warning to US citizens in the Netherlands (link from 2014, but it’s pretty much the same this year). The city website has safety measures, which includes a list of fireworks-free zones in The Hague.

And yes, the prices in the flyer above are insane!

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Categories: Holidays | Tags: , | 3 Comments

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3 thoughts on “Fireworks! (Or: Blowing up a small part of the Netherlands)

  1. It’s funny how traditions are slowly changing.
    In my youth there were a lot less people who considered the fireworks bothersome.
    And it was a lot worse back then. We’d be running around with firecrackers for 3 days or so 😉
    Not to mention the huge fires that were burning on the street corners.

    Part of me misses those days. I think I nostalgically wax about “the bonfires of lore” every year..

  2. Henny

    Nou je hebt volkomen gelijk MWB>NL

  3. Henny

    Volkomen met je eens MWB>NL

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