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National Remembrance Day and Liberation Day & Places To Stay Nearby

To celebrate the liberation of Amsterdam and the Netherlands in WWII,
and to mourn the dead, National Remembrance Day and Liberation Day are
observed with both pomp and solemnity. Join members of the royal family
and national officials in Dam Square for the 20:00 two-minutes of silence.
Other remembrance ceremonies are orchestrated throughout the districts of
the city at various times on May 4th. The Liberation Torch Relay takes
place the following morning, Liberation Day. Watch the runners bring the
Liberation Flame and light it in the city square! There’s a classical
celebration with the outdoor May Concert on the River Amstel. The Queen
and Parliament are in attendance, but the event is open to the public. A wide
variety of restaurants and cultural centres offer Freedom Mealtime
(Vrijheidmaaltijd), to bring Amsterdammers together

What else to do whilst you are there: Cinemas host movies related to WWII
during this time, in a coordinated effort known as Theater Na De Dam
( There are also festivities for the younger
crowd in the Zuidoost District of Amsterdam.

Best Places To stay Nearby: Jordaan Holiday Apartments

Location: Various locations across the city, Amsterdam

Dates: 04 May, 2013 — 05 May, 2013

Cost: Varies depending on activity.

04-05-2013 05-05-2013 Varies depending on activity. EUR

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