Maisdoolhof Udenhout

=Yesterday was nice fall weather and I wanted to find an outdoor farm-type place for the kids to run around outdoors.  While it is no Davis Farmland, I found a place about 20 minutes from Den Bosch so thought it would be perfect for the afternoon.   I read on their facebook page that it was the last day before the corn field maze would be cut down and the corn feed to the cows.  It opens in July so peak time to go is the mid-summer I guess.

So after Soren’s football game, we headed over to Maisdoolhof Udenhout which is just on the edge of the National Park Loonse en Drunense Duinen.  It’s the place where we’ve rented bikes for Maebh’s birthday two years in a row – year one, year two.

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As you can see the corn was very dry and you could see through so not the most ideal time for this type place, but still it was open and so we did it.     I thought it would be more like the North Norfolk Wizard Maze which was a lot of fun too.

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You first get a photo card (one of the photos listed was not present) and a clue sheet which you must read the questions (all in Dutch) and fill in the answers to spell out a phrase.  A few I didn’t have a clue, but once you fill in most questions, you can guess the phrase.  After you turn in the papers to the shop, you get a prize – popcorn – zuur or zout.

Inside the maze there was a few activities including a plank and some fake cheese wheels – based on their skills with these fake ones, they’d never be suited to work at a cheese market :). Speaking of which, I’m really interested in visiting Alkmaar or Gouda one of these times to see the real cheese markets in action.

We knew it’s not the same New England farm, Fall Foliage experience you’d get back home, but it was still fun.  I’m hoping that next year we can spend our Herfstvakantie in New Hampshire in 2019 – fingers cross next year.   We’ll never be there for Halloween due to school vacation, but we could be there for 10 days during the leaf peeping season!!

This place also has kids birthday parties and other themed parties so might be fun to return next season. You can find more information on their facebook page or their website here