During the World Cup the Netherlands - or as in these photos Amsterdam - was pretty much covered in orange. It is such a happy, spirited color - we had to smile every time we saw some orange banners or these footballs.
The flag of the Netherlands, however, is a horizontal tricolor of red, white, and blue.
Signs in pub windows invited for special deals (Oranje, Dutch for orange, is the nickname of the Dutch national football team)
After all the games won by Oranje: Happy Hour pay one for two
and, of course, for watching the games.
Many boats had orange decorations while gliding through the grachten - so pretty to watch.
I personally had hoped that the Oranje team would be in the final game - Netherlands : Germany. Unfortunately this didn't happen, and Netherlands "only" got third place. To honor the Dutch spirit (and since the Dutch team had just won a game the day before) Kaefer wore orange while exploring Amsterdam.
PS: I am happy, though, that the German team won the World Cup. And a little bit proud of my country's team.