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Keukenhof: The Garden of Europe

April 27, 2016
Sculptures in the Gardens
Tulips and other flowers at Keukenhof Gardens

Tulips and other flowers as far as the eye can see at Keukenhof Gardens

Read about our visit to the Keukenhof Gardens on my new post on Travel Hoppers.

One of the most memorable moments of our AMAWaterways Tulip Cruise was our shore excursion to the Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, the Netherlands. What an incredible experience it was to arrive at the 70-acre park during the relatively brief season (between March and May) when some 7 million tulips were in full bloom!

Flowers in bloom

Flowers in bloom

Sculptures in the Gardens

Sculptures in the Gardens

Lake view at the Gardens

Lake view at the Gardens

Windmill at Keukenhof Gardens

Windmill at Keukenhof Gardens

Called The Garden of Europe, the park is a photographer’s paradise. No matter which direction you look, your attention will be drawn to the carpet of plants in every color. The vibrant flowers are set amongst beautiful landscaping dotted with paths, pedestrian bridges and ponds.

Fields of flowers in the surrounding countryside as your approach Keukenhof Gardens

Fields of flowers in the surrounding countryside as your approach Keukenhof Gardens

Before leaving, we stopped to purchase amaryllis bulbs that arrived at our home in New York the following fall. For many weeks, they brought the beauty of the Netherlands into our kitchen and joggled memories of our time in The Garden of Europe.

Tulips add a touch of the Netherlands to one's home

Tulips add a touch of the Netherlands to one’s home

 

 


If you are headed to Amsterdam during the spring, take advantage of this not-to-be-missed opportunity!

  • Read my latest article for TravelHoppers that describes A Visit to the Keukenhof Gardens for inspiration and information if you go.

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