Zandvoort’s Christmas illuminations seem to connect the coastal town with the looming presence of Amsterdam, but they rub locals the wrong way.
“Our traditional Christmas lights have always been three fish,” angry local George Brouwer told the station. at 5 o’clock. “Now they’re using fish to form a cross to make it look like the Amsterdam cross,” he said. Amsterdam coat of arms.
“They’re just three herrings,” said Peter Tromp of the local retailer organization. ” he said.
However, locals are upset about what they perceive to be an invasive annexation by Amsterdam.amsterdam beach“We are not Amsterdam beaches. We are Zandvoort-aan-Zee or simply Zandvoort,” he says. I got
“We can keep the lights on. It might be hard to replace them now. We don’t want to be petty,” Brouwer said. “But hopefully next year will be different.”
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