At New Years day the weather was fine, high temperatures 9 degrees C ( 48.2 F) with a bit sun so I went out to feel the fresh wind around my head at the dike. The night before had been short due to the crazy fireworks in our neighbourhood that went on until 3 o'clock in the morning.
This is what kept us awake during the night.
Every inhabitant of the Netherlands can buy his own fireworks a few days before New Years Eve.There are some rules for instance it is not allowed to use it before New Years Eve. Well don't tell a dutchman what not to do, rules are made to break. So the noise starts immediately and goes on until all the fireworks have gone in the air. The Dutch have spent 67 million euros! to their fireworks this year, well not me I am not a big fan.