...and the livin' is easy.

Last Saturday was the Amsterdam Gay Pride Parade, or as I heard most people call it, the "Gay Parade." These gentlemen were rather boisterous.

Now we understand why they're called floats.

Proudly flying the flag.

We always hit this place when in Amsterdam.

Here's our newest favorite local Haarlem cafe, 't Kantoor.

There is a cat who comes in 't Kantoor every afternoon for his dinner, picks a free stool, and waits patiently to be served.

He knows the rules: "Only two paws on the bar."

We also are served -- most often Liefmans, the tastiest beer I've had yet.

I am working on a whole post about Liefmans...

Yukking it up with our neighbor Louis.

And at the Haarlem Culinaire...

We sampled some tasty fare...

These are "bolletjes" -- "little balls."

Dutch Japanese-style beer -- why not?

Photos by traca de broon


Trevor said...

Grendel! Good to see you.

That cat probably has a huge bar tab by now.

Grendel said...

I wish they charged us what they charge him!

cek said...

I agree with Trevor. Grendel, so good to see your smiling face!

T-bone said...

Quite excellent, indeed! I'm a little late to the post here, but I'm so happy to see where we will be staying for most of next year. You know, when we move in with you. Reggie and Bighead will hang with Tabby.

traca de broon said...

We'll have your room ready!

Tabby is a bit of bastard, though. Perhaps Raggie and Bighead could teach him a thing or two.