Spent today in De Efteling, The Netherlands’ top theme park. Great fun, brilliant rides and short queues! All has a slightly surreal feeling, typified by the Goose Herding parade thingy….
The following few posts were written down while on holiday, so posted on block. Post dates correspond to time of original pen ‘n’ ink writing.
After hours in the pouring rain on Sunday affixing bikes to the car, we actually got to cycle in the sun today! We’re on holiday in Oosterhout, just outside Breda in the Netherlands. We rode the 15km return journey to Breda, visiting the excellent tourist information centre (VVV) where the kids got free drinks and biscuits(!) and we picked up soem cycling maps. Fantastic cycle paths and much better driver attitudes than in the UK.
In the afternoon we headed for the pancake house (discovered on our last visit 6 years before) along a nice tarmac track through the woods. The pancakes were great as was the beer – so much better than the tasteless fizz the Dutch export to the UK.
Rebekah showed her true colours eating like an animal, some people will do anything for chocolate sauce…
Great play area for the kids too – if you’re ever in the area, we highly recommend Het Pannekoeckershuys, just to the South of Den Hout.
We had a fun (but very windy) rummage through the rockpools at Bembridge Ledges yesterday with Ian Boyd from Island 2000 Trust providing his usual mix of expertise and excitement!