It was held at Kasteel (Castle) de Haar, a gorgeous Neo-gothic castle outside Utrecht. The event is held two weekends per year, and has a cap of 12,000 people per day. They had to establish that this year because they discovered in previous years that more than that made it a bit too crowded. Personally, I wish there had only been maybe 6-8 thousand. It was a huge site, but both Dan and I got completely overwhelmed by the crowds.
Definitely going again, but will be a bit more prepared next time--and I'll be wearing sunscreen. I never forgot it in Australia, but here I'm used to clouds all the time. So I'm a bit pink.
|This was the entry line for the people who|
ALREADY HAD TICKETS.
|The beautiful castle.|
|Some historic reenactors. Notice the wooden shoes!|
|Cup o' Soup dress?|
|A hanging of a heretic. This was amusing to watch.|
|These three people were UBER-DUTCH.|
|A very creative family in tie capes and coats.|
We were definitely in the minority not being dressed up. Maybe only 10-20 percent of attendees weren't in costume. So next time we WILL be dressing up. I just have to figure out as what...