Back on Good Friday last year, Family Kiwidutch were on the island of Texel.
After dropping friends and kids at the Ecomare nature museum, we make our way to the Airforce and War Museum.
There is an old helicopter standing on the grass by the main road, which is the thing that first caught our attention to the existence of this place.
Little Mr saw it first and was very excited, but the idea of touring an entire museum didn’t quite captivate him quite as much, also none of the other kids were interested in coming here, so maybe the prospect of being the odd one out of the (kid) group also influenced his choice.
When you arrive you drive into a car park shared by other businesses so the main entrance is not instantly identifiable, but a helpful sign on the side of the large building tells us that the main entrance is actually around the back, accessible via a short drive way. It also backs on to the local airfield, a nice, and rather fitting, coincidence.
Before we go inside I take photographs of the large propeller outside, also the double Daimler Benz DB-601A engines that the accompanying sign tells us once sat in and powered a Messerschmitt Me Bf-110C. Inside to the right is a small cafe area, even the coin operated toddler ride is in the form of a little plane. It only takes a minute inside to tell us that this place is going to be fun…