Day 2: Texel, The Netherlands

Today, is our second day in Texel. We woke up in the morning to catch our free breakfast on our hotel. We were thinking where to go next and thought why not go karting again since we still have some tickets. We went there, and as I have mentioned earlier on my previous blog… I beat my score! I got 42 seconds for the lap.

Since we are the only customers at the moment, we asked the guy working there if he can take some pictures of us driving. He was cool and did it for us.

After spending sometime with karting,  I was forcing my boyfriend if we can actually go to Eureka. Eureka is some kind of a bird zoo. I love that place, it was nice. You can see lots of birds which some of them are flying freely around the place.

Tickets!

Our next stop is to the Luchtvaart en Oorlog Museum Texel or Airplane and War Museum Texel. We saw lots of model airplanes and some war memorabilias. This is also the place where you can do parachute jumping.

After visiting those places, we decided to go home. We went back to the port and took the ship. We are being followed by birds.

Windy!

 

29th of June 2012

Day 1: Texel, The Netherlands

So my vacation was just starting at this moment. I was already wondering after our day in Madurodam where will we go next. I was already thinking why not go to one of the islands of Holland?…

I searched on how we can actually get there and I found an amazing answer. We first need to drive from Zandvoort to Den Helder. Arriving at the port in Den Helder, you will need to wait for the big ship that will transport you to Texel. After 30mins, you are already in Texel. What I loved about the trip is that we can bring the car to the island plus enjoy the sail of the boat to Texel. If you are going to worry about the cost of the travel of the ship, don’t be… it has a very reasonable price.

On the ship

On the ship

Upon arriving on the island, my boyfriend who knows the place brought me first to the harbour. He told me that it has been 13 years since the last visit. He told me that there were some changes. He was even not sure if we are in the right place because the weather stone is already gone. Which is his landmark that he is on the right path.

Texel's Harbor

Texel’s Harbor

While driving, I actually have no idea what to do to that little island. My boyfriend just surprised me when we arrived at the strawberry picking farm. As I may say, I was kinda happy picking strawberries and we were actually comparing our picked strawberries. The strawberries were so nice, they are really sweet unlike the one that you can buy in the supermarkets. Its fresh and sweet. Although its a bit costly for a little plastic container, it was fun to do. We managed to taste the strawberries too while picking.

Strawberry Picking Farm

My perfect pick

Texel is also a place where you can see millions of sheep! Well not really a million, but I would say a LOT!

Meeeehhhhh

Since it is still early and really have no idea where to go, we decided to take a rest at our hotel. The hotel we took was named De Smulpot. I love that hotel, bar and restaurant. Its clean and modern plus the food is so tasty. I love their shower! The only minus point with this hotel is that they are near the church, every hour you can hear it rings.

Cozy and big bed

After resting for an hour, we decided to try go Karting. Me who doesn’t drive a car and never tried karting finally got the chance to do this. As I may say, I was glad that I did got 45 seconds on the track as my fastest point and promising myself that the next day, I must beat my fastest score.

My paper saying my lap times.

After karting, we decided to go back to Den Burg. It is also near our hotel. In Den Burg, they have shops that are really lovely. I love shopping there because they got nice clothes. I shopped for some clothes and we bought also our kite.

Den Burg, shopping center.

We went to the beach, it’s at the De Koog. The beach is clean, we were also happy that it was not so busy. This is where we got the chance to play and fly our kite.

He’s flying the kite!

Flying high!

After spending sometime at the beach and flying the kite. We went back to our hotel and ate our dinner there. They cook nice food! Drooling…

Spring rolls with lamb meat

Carpaccio

T-Bone!

Lamb Stew

The weather of my vacation to Texel is very nice. I was indeed lucky to choose this date. We had an awesome day.

28th of June 2012

The Netherlands: Madurodam

26th of June 2012: Time for Madurodam.

Madurodam is an another tourist spot here in Holland. It is a place where you can actually see the whole Netherlands because of the miniature buildings that they put there. It is like touring Holland in one spot. The important buildings are there like the palaces of the King and Queen, churches and also the famous harbors and train stations. I could really say that I really had a fun time there and finally, you can touch and interact with them.

The Entrance

View from the Cafe

 

With this place it is nice to play with my cam. What we did is that we tried to make the little things look bigger and like real life. It was fun to play and make cool pictures.

And finally, I felt taller in this place. 🙂