Sure, let’s bring on 2021 – not that I think January 1st, 2021 will be a magical day where everything is suddenly better. But you have to look forward to something.
For a good read, check out this article at dutchnews.nl: Despite the government u-turn, the Dutch are still unwilling to wear masks. It does a good job of explaining what kind of issues this country is experiencing with wearing something as simple as a face mask.
This week saw two more cancellations in The Hague:
- Legoland Scheveningen has announced that they will delay their opening until 2021 (article in Dutch from omroepwest.nl). This is the Legoland discovery centre housed on the Scheveningen boulevard. I recently posted a photo of the centre’s giraffe mascot with a face mask on.
- The Royal Christmas Fair, held every year at the Lange Voorhout, has also been cancelled (article in Dutch from omroepwest.nl). It will come back on 9 December, 2021.
It just reinforces Marco’s idea that we should put up the Christmas decorations extra early this year, to bring some more cheer into our apartment.
On the plus side, I know that the oliebollen stand on the Grote Markt by Xenos/Blokker is open again. I’ve seen it with my own eyes! No photo proof yet, however. I heard a rumor that we’re going to go pick up some tomorrow. Yum yum yum. According to their Facebook page, they are open from tomorrow (Saturday).