One of the reasons I wanted to go to Holland is because I've heard so many neat things about that country from my Dutch friends, the deJongs. They were also in Holland during Spring Break, so we met up one day at Madurodam, a mini-version of Holland. It was fantastic to see this with the deJongs - they could tell us about each of the buildings and where it's located in their country. And the kids had a super time looking at the models and watching the boats, cars, and trains move around.
It was a bright, sunny day! I've had the pleasure of teaching two of the four deJong children in Vienna and also know their family well from church. The kids loved seeing their teachers in their home country.
Some of the models at Madurodam moved when a coin was inserted. This one was my favorite - the clog factory!