Every five years a big ship event takes place in Amsterdam. Fifty so called tallships were yesterday entering the city on the river IJ, which was a magnificent view. We didn't see all the fifty because they passed very slowly towed by a tugboat.
The "City of Amsterdam" was at the head of the parade.
Followed by many others and surrounded by many people in their own little boats to welcome them.
We were not the only ones, along the river many people had come with folding chairs and cameras.
Even dogs enjoyed the parade.
Some sailors were standing high up on the sails.
And these sailors balanced on the ropes to unfold the sails down.
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