Ever since I was in grade two I’ve been wanting to visit The Netherlands. I wanted to see tulips and windmills, go to cheese markets and wear clogs and see real delftware and just about everything else we got taught about in our “Around the World'” theme. There really was no doubt that this country would feature on our Eurotrip. Of course, many of these things do not excite Mark as much as they excite me, namely, Keukenhof Gardens – the most beautiful spring garden in the world!
Needless to say, we decided that this would be a trip I took on my own, firstly because of Marks lesser interest in tulips and spring flowers and secondly because of the entrance fee. Of course Europe is expensive, but to get into Keukenhof was €16 (€24 for a combi ticket including transport) so it would just be an unnecessary expense! Also, the garden only opens on the 23rd March and because we were in Amsterdam around the end of March, I knew not all the flowers would be in bloom. But, I’d rather see some than none!
Inside the park there are beautiful flower gardens in all different patterns and designs with over 800 varieties of tulips! As I walked in and spotted my first array of gorgeous tulips sparking with dew drops in the early morning sunshine, I think i may have had some tears glisten in my eyes. I spent the next few hours marveling at their beauty, taking selfies and enjoying the sunshine. Yes, they’re only flowers, but darn beautiful ones at that. Here are a few pictures I took along the way!