Our February break "staycation" in The Hague!

We're still getting used to the break schedule at our new school, but February is apparently the new March. ;)  We don't typically go away for March break as we prefer to travel when there are fewer crowds to deal with, so we've always enjoyed a "staycation" during March break in Canada. And since we have plans to go away in April and May of this year, we used the time to do some fun things in The Hague.

1. Madurodam is pretty iconic and a must-see!  It's essentially a mini-Holland and highlights the main attractions throughout the Netherlands. They also have a few interactive historical exhibits that we all learned from! And Maren and Beckett LOVED the playground.






























2. Operation Exit Excape Room. Friedel gave the kids gift certificates to an escape room for Christmas and this was the perfect time to use them.  They had been itching to try one for ages and this one did not disappoint. Very well done, and it's in English! :)

3. Pancake House Fridel had told me about this pancake house in the dunes awhile ago, but we hadn't had the chance to go yet. We took advantage of the sunny weather on Wednesday and hit the trails with our bikes. We had lunch at Boerderij Meyendel and then explored the amazing Monkey Bos playground. We've all agreed that the Dutch do playgrounds SO well!

























4. Planet Jump Trampoline Park. Friday brought us to a trampoline park in a converted church!  It was fun and so neat to see an old church find new purpose.





5. Delft Science Museum. We rounded out the week with a quick trip to the Delft Science Center. While not quite on par with the Discovery Center in Halifax, it was a nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon with friends.


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Honorouable mentions: The Jonas Brothers concert with Maeve, and the cousin sleepover with Luke and Max. :)



All said, we had a great break!  And, we've gotten to know a bit more about our new city. :)












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