In the 'bakfiets' to the 'oliebollenkraam'

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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This is Amsterdam
Amsterdam – street photography

Amsterdam, November 21, 2009
My candid street shot of today… :D

Oooooh, so typical Dutch that I even cannot translate it into English LOL …
‘bakfiets’ – a bycicle on three wheels with a ‘box’ in front, often used in the Netherlands to transport children, grocery shoppings, and a lot of other stuff.
And ‘oliebollen’, a typical Dutch treat, especially in wintertime: a dough shaped into a ball and fried in oil… No ‘Old years eve’ without ‘oliebollen’ :D .
So the ‘oliebollenkraam’ is the stand where the ‘oliebollen’, waffles and some similar treats, are sold…

Indeed: with the ‘bakfiets’ to the ‘oliebollenkraam’ … so typical Dutch that I can’t translate LOL…

So… then just to make sure… the dictionary:
‘bakfiets’: carrier cycle
‘oliebol’: (no translation [giggle-shrug] )
Edited (Nov 22, 2009): Aaah, but the Canadian family of Johan (photowalker) Nijenhuis do have a good English translation for it! : ‘oil domplings’ – Thanks Johan! That captures it well! LOL

the decisive moment
LOL – yes, indeed, mom was slightly harassed… : she was hastily grabbing into her bag to find some paper napkins, since the boy was already ‘diving into’ the sack of ‘oliebollen’ they had just bought. And since those greasy things are covered with white sugar powder… she knew she would have a huge mess in no time… Which indeed, happened as expected, napkins or not… Luckily the mom could laugh about it :)

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Pentax 18-55 lens

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