The Netherlands is wavering somewhere between the chill of winter and the warmth (hopefully) of summer. This means there are plenty of rainy days, random sunny ones that almost instantly default back to the rainy ones and the official welcome of Spring and the opening of flower season. Last spring, before my mom and I hopped over to Venice for Mother’s Day, Christian and his dad took us to Keukenhof, basically every gardeners idea of paradise, about a 30 minute drive outside of Amsterdam. Only open for a few weeks during the year, Keukenhof is a colorful outdoor spectacle of endless rows of flowers of all kinds, especially good ol’ Dutch tulips! My mom was absolutely over-the-moon-in-love with this typical Dutch experience…and ordered about 100 tulips to be sent to her in California to make her own mini Keukenhof.
This year, Keukenhof will be open to the public until May 20th. I hear there are also buses every 15 minutes from Amsterdam Airport. Up for a color splash of deliciously smelling flowers? Head out to the flowery fields of Keukenhof!
We're off to Maastricht to hang out with Christian's family for the weekend, hope yours is a good one! :)