Aug 31, 2010

Orange Zandvoort

Here is another photograph from July when everyone in The Netherlands seemed to 'go orange'.

This was taken in Zandvoort and shows the top part of a building with a pub underneath. Keen to attract visitors to come in and watch the Soccer World cup, they dressed the building in orange flags, hung a Dutch national flag from the top window and draped plastic, inflated footballs down the outside.

The additional orange sign in the photograph carried a football emblem with the words "Holland WK 2010 - Binnen Voetbal Kijken"

Zandvoort bars are always welcoming to both regular and new visitors. If you are planning to visit Zandvoort you will need to check out Zandvoort accommodation well in advance as it can get very busy if there are special sporting events taking place such as at the Circuit Zandvoort.

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Aug 27, 2010

Soccer World Cup Comes To Zandvoort

It may seems like a distant memory now, but the Dutch football team managed to get into the final of the Soccer World Cup in July. Despite the bitter disappointment that followed, the memory of an exciting 2 weeks is still strong in many people's minds.

In Zandvoort, the 2 weeks was celebrated by orange flags and banners everywhere; Dutch flags hung out of windows and shops and bars all made the most of the event by 'dressing' their buildings in ORANGE.

Here is a photo of the Laurel & Hardy bar in Haltestraat adorned in orange and green. They even created a football pitch effect around two serving areas using artificial grass. It made for a striking visual impact (pardon the pun!) and was a great hit with visitors.

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