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Bet, de koningin van den Jordaan

Bet Strik, nicknamed The Queen of the Jordaan (a working-class quarter in Amsterdam), has been selling fish at the market place for 25 years, a fact that her colleagues cannot allow to pass unnoticed. They decorate her stall and, on the stroke of four, come to collect her in a char-a-banc crammed full to overflowing with friends from the Jordaan. She is taken to a hall where the high jinks can rea…