Familiedag 2008

Giethoorn Travel Blog

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After stuffing ourselves at Anton's for a couple of hours, we drove to Giethoorn, which is a village about 8 kilometers down the road. We parked the cars at one of the central car parks and walked to Smit's Paviljoen, a cafe restaurant situated on one of the lakes. We sat outside and had a drink here. The sky got really dark but luckily no rain as the clouds were blown away by the almost gale force winds! (Only kidding, it wasn't that bad.) We then went for a boatride on the lake and through the waterways. My cousin Jeroen was only just keeping all his food in, he's not that good on the water.... After about an hour we went back on the boat through the village and went back to Smit's for another drink.

Bovenwijde and Kraggehuus
It was about 5pm by this time and we had soup here as well.

After the soup we walked to 't Vonder for the next course of our meal. The kids had pancakes (with Smarties!) and the adults had a choice of fish or stuffed chicken. The food again was fine, not spectacular though.

Afther the main course we had another walk to Cafe Fanfare. Here we had our dessert and coffee afterwards. The dessert was a big platter of all types of ice-cream, chocolate and strawberry sauce, fresh cream and fruit.

The reason why all the courses were at a different venue was because this was the "Fanfare" dinner. "Fanfare" is a movie that was filmed at these locations 50 years ago, so they have put this together for the anniversary this year. It was good as it gives peole a chance to sample different restaurants, and you can walk off some of the food you've eaten during dinner. For the kids it was good as well as usually they are not that good at sitting still for so long...

I would reccommend doing this for a family day as the kids had fun and that ususally means the adults do too! We got to talk without getting interrupted constantly so it worked out really well for all.

Please read my reviews on the restaurants when I finish them!

 

ms_travelr says:
LOL, we also had our familiedag yesterday. Anyhow, Giethoorn is such a quaint little town, like the venice of Holland :D
Posted on: Jun 23, 2008
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Gracht
Gracht
Bovenwijde and Kraggehuus
Bovenwijde and Kraggehuus
Bovenwijde
Bovenwijde
Terrace Smits Paviljoen
Terrace Smit's Paviljoen
Reagan in boat
Reagan in boat
Smits Paviljoen
Smit's Paviljoen
James (my foster brother)
James (my foster brother)
Jordan
Jordan
Bovenwijde
Bovenwijde
Traditional boat (punter) from Gie…
Traditional boat (punter) from Gi…
Jordan
Jordan
Punter
Punter
Reed
Reed
Reed
Reed
Sign
Sign
Flowers
Flowers
Water
Water
Water
Water
Reed
Reed
Horses
Horses
Mum and Jordan asleep
Mum and Jordan asleep
Gracht through village
Gracht through village
House
House
House in Giethoorn
House in Giethoorn
t Vonder
't Vonder
House in Giethoorn
House in Giethoorn
Boats in Giethoorn
Boats in Giethoorn
Goats in Giethoorn (fake)
Goats in Giethoorn (fake)
Fanfare
Fanfare
Dessert platter
Dessert platter
Fanfare
Fanfare
Giethoorn
photo by: JP-NED