Family Kiwidutch stayed at the Landal holiday park in Maastricht several years ago and after a day out busy visiting the three countries point and the highest point in the Netherlands (mid you, “high” being exceptionally relative in a country that’s mostly below sea level).
We’ve arrived back tired and decide that trying out the holiday park’s restaurant is the easiest (read laziest) option.
It’s getting late in the day so most people with younger children have eaten already and apart from what appears to be a very large family party going on further down and the rest of the diners outside on the terrace, we have the place inside to ourselves.
We order the “standard” request for Little Mr: plain boiled pasta please with no sauce, just some grated cheese on top, Kiwi Daughter however is getting more adventurous and goes for tomato soup.
She was only just emerging from her very fussy eating habits back then so this order was more than radical. She tempered it with a side order of fries because she wasn’t certain if she would like the soup, turned out she ate both no problem at all. I went with a shrimp dish and a side salad and Himself, a cheese fondue. Dinner was interrupted just after we ordered by the appearance of a hot air balloon floating low over the park, something the kids were keen for me to document.
Both Himself and I had very high expectations for the meal, after all Limburg as a province prides itself on having better cuisine than the rest of the Netherlands, and Belgium and Germany are literally just kilometres away, but sadly both the adult meals were just so-so. Usually the closer you get to the borders the better the food but maybe we got a bad day or the main Chef was having their day off. The kids liked their food but were disappointed that there wasn’t time to fit in a swim before bedtime so we are going to try and have some earlier mealtimes this holiday.