June 18, 2014

The Keukenhof


Talk about tulip heaven! The Keukenhof gardens were absolutely stunning. Any kind of tulip you can think of, they were there, and in the most beautiful colour combinations. Our morning at The Keukenhof was grey and raining, like the majority of our time spent in Amsterdam, but the flowers were so bright and uplifting. We walked around under our little umbrella for hours taking them all in, and wishing we could bring home some bulbs to plant. The Keukenhof is much more than just a garden. It is home to a hedge maze, a mini farm, a windmill, trade shows, they offer boat tours and you can even rent bicycles to ride around the town of Lisse. We did climb to the top of the windmill to see the fields, that were more or less finished blooming, and fed some excitable swans. Plan accordingly if you wish to see The Keukenhof on your trip to Amsterdam, as it is only open for a few months a year (typically late March to mid May), and as it is in a neighbouring town, Lisse. They have many great transportation options, however the classic combi-bus requires you to get to the airport and transfer busses. It's around an hour trek but absolutely worth it! Here are a few snap shots of my favourite blooms (guess I'm a fan of the pink?). 











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