On our first day we went on a Beaver hunt in the national park, and then headed to Dordrecht for a stroll. We stopped for a kroket lunch. Krokets are amazing, I remember enjoying them as a child. We then had a splash in the swimming pool too, the pool had brilliant splash area for young children which was shaped like a pirate ship, the girls really enjoyed splashing Daddy. The weather was not looking promising, but luckily it warmed up for the rest of our holiday to over 30 degrees!
Day 2 saw us go into Amsterdam for the day. We enjoyed wandering around looking at everything. We visited the Amsterdam Museum which had a nice child friendly exhibit which interacted with wristbands we wore. We went on a boat ride around the canals which was great fun. The girls enjoyed going into all the cheese shops and having lots of tasters. We all loved the flower market and bought home some tulip bulbs to plant in our garden, what a wonderful way to remember the holiday. Clog photos were necessary, and we finished the day off with frittes and fritte sauce! We also bought a lovely blue and white china clog shaped Christmas bauble to add to the collection, we buy a bauble whenever we go away.
We started the day off in the Jumbo buying some croissants for breakfast and some meats, cheeses, breads and pastries for a picnic lunch (which was really yummy btw), the girls loved the tiny trollies!!!!
Then we headed off to hire a boat, and sail around Biesbosch national park. I think I was an excellent driver and navigated all the little channels well (kind of).
Then we went over to the beach which was on a lake not the sea! We all enjoyed splashing around and playing in the sand!
Great relaxing day!
Day 4 we went to Efteling (A theme park based on fairy tales)! We loved it, it was so much fun. The girls loved the storybook area, and we enjoyed all the interactive things to join in with. We loved watching the talking tree, which I remember from my own childhood visits to the park. Daisy was obsessed with the musical toadstools and sat on every single one for her photo to be taken, we started taking it in turns to photo bomb her, haha!
The girls went on lots of rides, they were quite adventurous and loved the bobsleigh ride, the jokie around the world ride (like its a small world), and the carousel the most.
The raven show was amazing. We all loved it so much and had great front row seats!!!
We had to have some more krokets, just because we were in Holland.
Last day! We went for a swim in the morning, and a play on the play park.
Then off to Delft, we enjoyed looking around the market, the pottery shops, and trying more cheese from the cheese shops (the girls are going to turn into mice). We had a really yummy lunch sat in an outside restaurant in the market square. More krokets, cheese, and also some bitterballen. Great day before heading home.
Now it's back home and getting ready to go back to work, and for my Lily to start school (sob!). At least it's only 59 days until our next holiday!