Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Open Air Museum

Last week we took a road trip into the Netherlands to see windmills, canals and tulips and to eat some gouda cheese.  We did all that and more! On the first day we spent the morning and early afternoon at the Openluchtmuseum.  This is a wonderful example of how the Dutch have lived over the past few hundred years.  There were homes that have been moved onto the museum grounds and ladies dressed in traditional garb.  We spent a lot of time wandering around looking at everything, watching horses, chickens and cats and playing with old bicycles and go-carts.  The website states that you can experience Holland in a single day and that is certainly an accurate statement.

The interior of a gypsy trailer.

View of the town square from across a small pond.
Lolo and Aubrey milking a "cow" in the childrens area.
Riding old fashioned bicycle while the girls attempt to figure out the go-carts.

Old Ford car sitting in a garage.

I will be posting day 2 of our trip tomorrow or Friday.  We visited the Keukenhof gardens and I have a ton of pictures to share.


Melissa S said...

This is one of my favortire places in the Netherlands!! Keukenhof being one too!! It looks like you had so much fun!

Shanon said...

We had such a great time. My husband mentioned going back next spring and who am I to argue?