Another beautiful morning in Hoofddorp called for an outing a little further afield today so we put together a picnic, grabbed the bikes from the garage and off we went to Haarlemmermeerse Bos.
Pointed out to us during a walk with the dogs, by their owner on our first day, the Bos (wood) is a lovely park with not only woods but a lake with a beach about a 20 minute ride from where we are staying.
After a brief sit in the shade by the lake to eat our picnic, we had a nice long walk to take in the sights. A short way around we found Vork en Mes restaurant, a quite stunning building with what can only be described as a waterfall on the roof.
Nick wants to go back to sample the Dragonjoos, but I’m not so sure until we’ve checked the translation! These guys looked pretty friendly though, but I’m not sure if they’re still meant to be there this late in the year.
Further along the walk we found a little fort built from well anybody’s guess really, but pretty cool to explore nonetheless.
Finally, we went for a dip in a quiet section of the lake, away from the beach, and I’m very pleased to report that there wasn’t a turd or dead fish in sight!
We’re back home now, the dogs haven’t destroyed the house in our absence and don’t seem too upset that we didn’t take them with us. We may next time if it’s not as hot outside.
I think it might be the perfect time for one of these. A cup of tea topped with an aptly named Sticky Treat. Purely medicinal for my tender buttocks of course. Big thanks to our host Sarah for leaving them for us.