Amsterdam is a place where locals like their fireworks and take advantage of New Year’s Eve, the one time during the year when setting off fireworks is legal. Our high rise room in West Amsterdam at the Ramada Apollo Amsterdam offered a 180-degree view of the city from an elevation of about 180 feet. The view ranged from the canal rings of the old city and north Amsterdam across the Ij to the Schiphol Airport tower in the southwest. I estimate there were at least 100,000 sky explosions across the city during the evening.
My video shows what one minute in Amsterdam looked and sounded like to ring in the new year.
Happy New Year 2019 from Amsterdam.