Yesterday I was at the ‘Turn on the Lights’ event of Dutch department store de Bijenkorf, where we officially welcomed the holiday season. More than 100.000 lights were inflamed, singer Stevie Ann and Compagnie des Quidams performed and Renate Verbaan presented the show. This is a great event similar to the ones in New York (Rockefeller Centre), London (Harrods) and Paris (LaFayette) and really lifts up the holiday spirit in everyone. The Bijenkorf gave away a 1000 euros worth of shopping money to a lucky visitor. I hope this event will become a Dutch tradition… I’m ready for the holiday season now… bring on the food, candies, parties and presents!