April 13, 2012

Fields of Flowers


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! :)

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13 comments:

Jenna said...

Wow, these photos look like a real life Alice in Wonderland, my Mom would have loved this too :)

xxx
Jenna

kimberly rae said...

So pretty!! I definitely went crazy taking pics of tulips in nyc last weekend and thought how cool it would be to see them in bloom in the netherlands!!

kimberly rae said...

So pretty!! I definitely went crazy taking pics of tulips in nyc last weekend and thought how cool it would be to see them in bloom in the netherlands!!

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

Tiffany said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Tulips are my favorite flower and traveling to the Netherlands in the spring has been on my bucket list for years!

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

stefanie said...

my jaw dropped looking at that path of purple flowers... that looks like paradise! i'm feeling really tempted to take a trip to Keukenhof!

Milena said...

love, love, love tulips!

Sunni Dae @ It's A Sunni Dae said...

Those tulips are beautiful! My absolute most favorite flower :)

Its A Sunni Dae

Krista Ricchi said...

This is so gorgeous! I would definitely plan a trip to Amsterdam around this

LeeLee said...

Spring has sprung! Love these pictures are beautiful. Also, sounds like a fun adventure. I love Venice, Italy!

Glocal Girl said...

Oh, thanks for reminding me about Keukenhof! Weather permitting, I want to go this weekend... What a sight.

elz said...

ah, i am so excited to go to keukenhof with my parents, i am going to be the bag lady with all my camera things i think.

Beverly said...

Seriously I need a field of these to wake up to and sleep to every day of my life! This would put me in the best mood ever!!!!