The hikers were very excited and dressed up in orange outfits. Our Dutch Ambassador in Sweden, Mrs Ines Coppoolse, gave them a warm welcome speech and after an orange cake the first group started the Friendship Walk from the Sjömanskyrkan. The trail led the hikers along various highlights of the city and through the beautiful parks. The groups were guided through the city by Dutch habitants of Gothenburg. After 15 kilometres of walking, their effort was rewarded with a medal and a drink offered by the Dutch Chamber. Together we toasted on Kings day and this special day in Gothenburg.
After the speech of Mrs Lena Malm, Mayor of Gothenburg, the group left for Ikea to have a typical Swedish buffet.
We had a wonderful day and an successfull event, where we were able to show Gothenburg in its best light!
/Annemieke van Wijk