City that gave Albany its tulips knows how to party

By Paul Grondahl/Times Union July 27, 2016

Nijmegen, the Netherlands

>> Used with permission and previously published in the Times Union.

Paul Grondahl recently joined in the 100th anniversary of “Walk of the World,” a massive movable party in the oldest city in the Netherlands, Nijmegen.

Nijmegen, pronounced NYE-may-gun, with a population of 165,000, is Albany’s sister city. The two share a connection that stretches across more than 400 years. Adventurous members of old Nijmegen families settled in 17th-century Beverwyck, the forerunner of Albany.

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