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With great caution and showing respect, we were allowed to borrow the nativity scene from the church in Utrecht. These sculptures were created by Pierre Cuypers’ son. A nice link to the Castle which was designed by Pierre Cuypers.

Snow is clearly visible in the background. Is nice for the photo but not so useful for the event. On Friday, there was a veritable blizzard throughout the Netherlands so bad weather alerts were all issued resulting in just over 1,000 visitors over the entire day. Normally, an average of about 6,000 visitors attended Friday.