Juli the second Zaanstad was again Singing in Zaanstad. A vast amount of boats and small boats escorted the convoy with music from Wormerveer to Zaandam following the 12 km long river. Thousands of visitors enjoyed the boat show and the music on the forty participating ships performed by 32 solosingers, choirs fourteen, ten bands and four duos.

singing on the zaan boat eagle bella op de zaan singing zaan steam boat eagle

On the backgroud you see the a part of the oldest industial zone still in daily use. Internationally, this area is unique because here from the 17th century on, the largest industrial area in developed world, based on wind energy by windmills.
Ow.. and pica number two shows some very happy Dutch people on a wooden tres bella classic boat by Ikea…