News of: Thursday, December 13 2012,

Amsterdam New Year's Eve count-down at Oosterdok

The New Year's Eve national count-down to mark the start of 2013 in Amsterdam will happen this year at Oosterdok.

Oosterdok is the water just East of the Central Station.

There will be a light clock projection on the Scheepvaartmuseum (Maritime Museum) and there will be a large firework show.
Also, there will be two large (12 meter tall) dolls, that will bend over at 12 o'clock to kiss each other.

The event starts at 11.30pm. It will be broadcast live on Dutch television.

The location where the national count-down will take place is at the part of the Oosterdok water between Nemo Science Center and Scheepvaartmuseum.