Vibrant colored flowers are still blooming in the Netherlands and the best is yet to be seen. Many people associate Holland with springtime tulips and with the late cloudy winter, the abundance of these beauties is just around the corner.
There are countless flowering beds in the country of the Netherlands and Keukenhof Gardens is the “Disneyland” for flower lovers, captivating sightseers from throughout the world. Located 45 minutes from central Amsterdam where rows of gabled houses, noticeably tilting from shifting land, grace the endless canals. I found the Netherlands to be full of charming architecture and picturesque landscape.
The Keukenhof has 7 million flowering bulbs produced by 100 companies exhibiting the wonderment of the best bulbs during this colorful season. Freesia, daffodils and hyacinth sprout up as the tulips decide to wake up. When the sun pops out from the Dutch skies, the fields of tulips will mature into a rainbow of colors and be the star of the show. On this brisk day as I casually walked through the numerous outdoor tranquil gardens and the indoor gardens, people were smiling, laughing and smelling the flowers. All types of cameras clicked away to capture nature and happiness as family and friends posed among the variegated blossoms. There is even a modern selfie garden which will be very popular with cell phone users.
This year’s theme is Van Gogh to honor the 125 years since the artist’s death. His portrait is made with thousands of tulips and the gift shop is full of items to buy from the Van Gogh museum. After seeing so many spectacular flowers, my husband and I needed a break and the many cafes throughout the property offered varieties of food and drink with comfortable seating. http://www.keukenhof.nl