A Special Alkmaar Cafe to celebrate Alkmaar Ontzet

At our October Alkmaar Cafe we made a special effort to celebrate Ontzet 450 (although we are a little early).  The Mayor herself paid us a visit  and we were also joined by special guests, Anthony and Elizabeth from the Mayor’s office. (The pub dog seemed to like us too).
We sang along to a video of the Stedenlied, and the chef prepared a traditional Ontzet meal of Sauerkraut (zuurkool) and smoked sausage (rookworst).  The Mayor wore her red and white stripes in honour of Alkmaar, and Chris Davies wore his Ontzet tie.