Following yesterday’s post we are visiting the “Wilhelmina Uitkijktoren” (Wilhelmina Observation Tower) and yesterday we checked out the tower from the bottom.
Himself, like many Dutch has a severe dislike of heights and nothing could persuade him to go up to the top of this.
Since there is a lift and you can get to the top without having to climb steps, as someone who doesn’t mind heights at all, I can go up and enjoy the experience.
Kiwi Daughter took one look upwards from the base and sided with Himself, deciding that it wasn’t for her either, but I half suspect that the people enjoying ice-creams in the café might have been a persuading factor since she is always trying to twist her father’s arm when it comes to treats.
Little Mr. was a little apprehensive but was keen if I stayed with him. (Where on earth he got the idea that I would leave any kid on their own on a high tower I have no clue).
We took the lift to the top and it becomes clear that we are not quite at the top, there is one more, that included a long extension that protrudes out from the tower for a better look at the surroundings and the ground below.Luckily the stairs were few and Little Mr was pleased that I managed it because he wasn’t allowed to go up there without me.
He was very impressed with how far you could see from up here, and he even dared to walk out on the extension, and on the thick clear perspex tiles at the end, which I assured him were very thick and there was absolutely no chance he (or anyone else) could fall through. I’ve included a photograph of him enjoying the view, but it’s a rear view of him and this photograph is almost three years old so you’d never recognise him now from this photograph. I also zoomed in as much as possible on some of the landmarks, one of which is another tower in the distance, also an observation tower… and there is more to check out over there than just another tower…