Merel's Mind: King's Day chaos

Merel’s Mind: King’s Day chaos

Apr 24, 2014 |  by  |  Art
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Hello! My name is Merel. In a different life I would've loved to have my own radio show in the morning or play the drums every night. Instead I became an illustrator & designer. I love drawing, talking and going to museums. If you like my work:

Fortnightly drawings about the daily life in Amsterdam. People going to work, hipsters crying about what choices to make, men living the dream on De Wallen or lost tourists in front of the Anne Frank House.

Queen’s King’s Day is probably the most crowded day of the year in Amsterdam. All we want is gallivant down the road, enjoy sun, sip our drink, end up on an unexpected good party, being thankful for our dear friend Willem-Alexander and eat cake with his face on it. Right?

But appearances can be deceiving; we’ll be wrestling our way through the crowd, get lost, and it’ll take two hours to go from Rembrandt Square to Dam Square. We have to watch people throw up in the canals, and at 4PM we’re already too drunk to see the difference between Willem-Alexander and ourselves. Oh jolly jolly King’s Day!

Especially for this kind of situations I drew the map of Amsterdam with King’s Day’s chaos on it. Print it, and I’m pretty sure you’ll find your way perfectly and won’t get in any messy affairs (if you do get in trouble, please let me know, maybe you’ll be the subject of the next Merel’s Mind).

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