No breakfast onsite, but a bit of a lie in as we looked forward to another day of exploring Holland. Buses again and this time we plundered the flower stall (bargains) bringing the charming owner out. The bus stop was a hive of hat decoration industry! On into Den Bosch with sweet tooth Tim determined to track down the elusive local delight the ‘Bosche Bol’. This cannot be described other than as a giant profiterole but it was much, much better than that. Utterly delicious and served in a lovely café/patisserie. Breakfast done!
On another bus and off to Heusden. Encouraged by an intrigued and chatty local we alighted in bright sun. We were passing the local tourist info centre as the lovely manager (Inge Sprangers – thank you) was opening up. A quick chat and we were dancing for Renne the Restorer’s retirement bash! Renne had spent a lifetime restoring the beauty of the much damaged town plus door sign writing and building the fantastic model of the town – quite a guy. Lots of locals, lots of ‘what is this’ and lots of dancing with a mass joinny inny including a bemused Renne! And yes we would love coffee and cake, thank you…in we went for an excellent tour of the centre and history briefing. Great start.
On into the main square, off licence selling Hobgoblin – how odd! Beautiful town, very quiet except for our bells drawing curious locals out onto the streets. We understood that we were now social media stars with lots of photos/vids (esp scene stealer horse) flooding Den Bosch and Heuseden.
Found a nice bar with varied beers, undertook some dancing to the surprise of the local punters and chomped our way through the house speciality pancakes. Very good. Beautiful dance spot, as was the spot on the harbour walls by a huge windmill, idyllic, where we processed over the entrance. Well knackered now! Some opted to sit and drink beer in the sun, others to wander the charming streets and alleys and ice cream shops.
Back on the buses to Den Dungen for the evening – another bar and then our final dance spot, Bar Majorca where we were joined by our lovely hosts, Clementine and Martien. A sprightly few dances on the decking, more beer and good food. A long, informative and good natured discussion on Brexit followed before a leisurely stumble back to the campsite. Good to get those shoes off…..
Port and scotch and nibbles and Hobgoblin for some, early zeds for others. Fabulous day, thank you Sarah & Paul for recommending Heuseden.
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