Friday, March 20, 2009

The Keukenhof

One of the "must sees" if you visit The Netherlands in the spring is the Keukenhof. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 7 million bulbs are planted annually so it's a wonderful treat to see them all coming up. According to their website, there are 100 varieties of tulips there.

When you visit, make sure to wear comfy shoes as there are 15 km (9.3 miles) of walking paths. I understand it is also possible to rent a bike and cycle through the flower fields surrounding the Keukenhof but I haven't had the opportunity to do that yet.

Keukenhof Mosiac

This is a mosaic that I made from some of the photos I took last year. To see the rest, you can check out my flickr set here.

Amusingly enough, tulips aren't even actually Dutch, but were imported from Turkey in the 1600s!


Wizardress said...

I am sooo wanting to go to the Keukenhof today. I love your mosaic of photos- they are beautiful. What a great idea !

Because we live so close (half hour away) we usually buy a season pass so we can go several times, and since they opened on the 19th I've been itching to get there. Iknow it's a lil early for the tulips, but I love it even if there was nothing in bloom. It truely is a beautiful place isn't it?

Hope yáll are having sunshine in E-town :)

Sonya said...

What beautiful photos! It's on my must see soon list for sure.

Anonymous said...

I would be in heaven!

Jnette said...

Wow that is amazing!

H said...

Such beautiful photos! Is the Keukenhof open yet? I definitely want to visit this year!

Travel With Lilliy said...

I visited the Netherlands when I was 11 years old and still remember the spring tulips they were amazing.

I hope to get see it now again as an adult.

Thanks for sharing this.

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