A rainy day in Madurodam

Trip Start Jun 01, 2010
Trip End Mar 11, 2011

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Flag of Netherlands  , Zuid-Holland,
Sunday, July 25, 2010

The best thing about the NH hotel is endless Sunday. Checkout is not till 17:00 and the breakfast buffet is open till noon. We all slept in, even Quentin did not wake up before 09:00. We took it real slow, and just made the breakfast. After checking out we headed to Scheveningen, a Dutch coastal place next to 'The Hague'. It was a typical Dutch summer day, cloudy, rainy and a bit chilly. But we did not let that affect our plans.

In Scheveningen we checked in to the small 'Boulevard' hotel. A family run hotel with about 30 rooms. The place is on top of a sand dune and right at the Ocean. From our room we saw the beach and dark clouds above it. We took a tram down to 'Madurodam'. This is a must do for every tourist in Holland. Linda has been there when she was 12. Madurodam is a very small park, with miniature buildings (scale 1:25). Every landmark in Holland is represented in this small mini town. We walked around a bit and Quentin enjoyed the trains and the miniature version of the airport. After a couple of hours we headed back to the Hotel. We enjoyed our dinner at one of the beach restaurants on the boulevard. Quentin played on the beach with a couple of other kids while we were waiting for our food. Some spare ribs, flounder for Linda and frikandel for Q. It was another lovely but very tiring day.

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