Friday, April 02, 2010

Keukenhof

If you ever have the opportunity to come visit me The Netherlands in the spring, I highly suggest you do so! Why spring, you ask? One word:

KEUKENHOF!

The Keukenhof is the world's largest bulb flower garden consisting of more than 7 million bulb flowers. More than half of those, 4.5 million, are tulips in over 100 different varieties.

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These photos are from my visit a couple of years ago. I've never seen so many tulips in my life. I highly suggest stopping by. The park is open until May 18 this year.


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I'm participating in Mrs. Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday! Click the link below to see what other keen things people have posted about.

Jenny Matlock

33 comments:

Pondside said...

Is there any place more colourful?! I'm glad that I've seen it and would go again in a minute, if I could. I have to say that the yellow and pink ones are my favorites.

GardenofDaisies said...

This is just gorgeous! I would love to see Keukenhof!

Eden House Updates said...

I have loved reading your blog . I have been to the Netherlands once when I stayed Zeeland? at a centre parcs would love to visit again.
Thanks for visiting my blog wouldlove to keepin touch

Megan said...

I can't imagine seeing all those beautiful flowers in one place! GORGEOUS!!

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Riet said...

Hi I have been posting about keukenhof all week.I didn;t see tulips outside when I was there but then I read that yours are from a few years ago. :))

Invader_Stu said...

The photos look great. My parents were over visiting last week and went there (I could not go because I had to work that day). They said it was great but it's much better to go a little later into spring when more has flowered.

Riet said...

I was in Keukenhof last week and I have been posting about it all week. I never saw any outdoor tulips at that time but then I saw that your pictures are from a few years ago.

4 Lettre Words said...

Holy Wow! Can't wait to see all the tulips...I mean, Kim. :o) (Both are so amazing!!)

Happy Easter, friend!

Nadeen said...

I think I'll run right over....from Montana. sigh. What a spectacular look you gave us. Lucky you for having it in your 'back yard'. A small scale of this is in the Seattl Washington area but haven't been to see that either. 'nuther sigh.

Thanks for the beauty-full post.

Amanda said...

So beautiful -- theis is definitely on my list of "things to do"!

Sarah said...

Unbelievable! I would love to see those. Tuplis remind me of spring. So beautiful.

Christy said...

Wow, I would love to come visit sometime, ah, maybe when my kids are all grown up. Hmm, that'll be in like 15 years. Beautiful flowers.
Oh and if you ever get your grandmother's ketchup recipe please share!

Jenny said...

At first I was going to see bless you and then my jaw dropped from the amazing photos.

OK, if I bring a suitcase full of sf jello can you show me around.

I really want to come there.

Do I have to take all those classes just to visit? ;-{

Such a fun conclusion to a wonderful Alphabe-Thursday journey through the letter "K"!

A+

Julie Schuler said...

Wow! That is eyeball-thrilling color!

Jo said...

I love tulips, they are one of my fave flowers, those gardens must truly be a wonderful site, thanks for sharing with us!

Abigail said...

They're absolutely stunning - thanks for sharing!
It's cherry blossom time over here, which is very pretty - but not so much colour and variety ;)

Your photos may just have inspired another felting project...

Maggie B said...

Beautiful photo's, the flowers are just gorgeous. Riet has been blogging about this place all week and she loves it too.
~Maggie~

Catherine said...

Oh... so beautiful, especially those frilly pink tulips! I would LOVE to visit you and the flowers someday :) .
Thank you for the lovely photos.
Blessings,
Catherine

Meal Planning with Connie said...

Gorgeous!!! I can't image how lovely it is in person! Thanks for sharing! Happy Easter!

mbkatc230 said...

This is just beautiful, it must really be stunning in person. I love tulips, they just make me smile! Thanks for stopping by. Kitties don't take up a lot of room, but the allergy free husband might be hard to arrange :) Kathy

Charmingdesigns said...

ohhhhh, so beautiful!!!

Viki said...

Wow, those are a lot of flowers LOL. They all look so beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.

Brenda said...

So pretty! I have not planted bulbs where we have moved to yet. But we live in Michigan and I do not know if you have heard of Holland, Michigan but they have a Tulip festival that is lovely to go to. I expect you can google it and see some of the pretty pictures. So many varsities. I love bulb plants but I do not like having to leave the leaves until they die back I always have a problem with them sticking up in the middle of my other flowers. Thanks for stopping by!

Sarah said...

Oh, would I love to visit to see this! Thank you for sharing these amazing photos. I planted over 200 tulip bulbs one year only to have them bloom while we were in France that spring. Not good planning on my part. :-) I haven't done that again, but this post has inspired me to plant a mass of tulips for next spring. Here in TX we have to refrigerate the bulbs for weeks before we can plant them. Hope you are enjoying beautiful weather like we are. I've spent most of the past week working in the garden.
Happy, Happy!

brainella said...

Tulips are gorgeous, and one of my favorite flowers. I would love to just sit there, amidst all the beauty and be. :)

Melinda Cornish said...

this is just the most perfect K' post!!! I am drooling over the garden and the tulips.....one day there is Spring here, the next snow hail and ice......

Wizardress said...

I was going to say- Please don't tell me that's from this year lol I havne't had the chance to go yet since Marcel has been sick. We usually buy a season pass.. It's my favorite place in the spring and DEFINITELY worth the trip. *hugs*

Steph said...

Oh, It's amazing! I especially love the pink ones. Thank you for sharing this lovely garden/park. (I like the word keen too.)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Gorgeous! I would absolutely love to visit! Do they change the layout of the tulips every year? Or do they just keep adding to them? Wow!

Dear friends of ours lived in the Netherlands for two years , courtesy of the U.S. Army. I will have to ask if they were able to see this beautiful garden.

Thank you for Sharing Such a Sweet Spring Scene! (I love alliteration).

Blessings & Aloha!

thamarai said...

I have just been to Keukenhof over the weekend..You will be seeing some more pictures I guess..:)

Noodle said...

Ah Kimmie... You make me long to visit europe again... but sigh I can leave my family foir more than 4 hours with out the house falling apart and the hubby pulling all of his hair out... I guess I will just have to wait until the kids are old enough to enjoy the trip too and bring them along... Sigh... It will be years before that can happen... oh well I can dream... Oh and I used to love to pick my moms tulips in our back yard and bring them to her in a mason jar... Reminds me of fun spring days in the backyard....=)

Nadeen said...

I have come back and soaked in your pictures a couple times already. Just beautiful.

Unknown Mami said...

Oh my goodness, this was just delightful!

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