A Travellerspoint blog

May 2014


Reporting from Düsseldorf

sunny 15 °C
View Tulips and Easter! on aboo10's travel map.

I've had some difficulty uploading photos over the last few months, which has contributed to the interruption to usual services, or black and white screenings (ie no pictures!). Fortunately though the upload system seems to be up and running again (or could be due to upgrade on my laptop)... so my photos are here, and for nothing more beautiful than our recent trip to Keukenhof.

Keukenhof has been open to the public showcasing displays of spring flowering bulbs since 1950! It is near a town called Lisse in the Netherlands. We were on spring /Easter break from school and our trip was a driving holiday, heading first for 2 nights in another nearby town called Leiden, and then across to the UK for Easter.

Last year, about the same time we visited the Shanghai Flowerport, and when I shared photos people wondered if I was already living in Germany! It was stunning, but comparatively to Keukenhof, was so manufactured, and really a little out of place. Keukenhof was the business. The displays were gorgeous, the greenhouses lovely, and wandering around the gardens so relaxing, and lovely. And perfectly positioned in the Netherlands.

Anyway, pictures will speak louder than words. (More are in my photo album.)


We had a great day, loved climbing up the windmill, playing in the adventure park, eating Dutch delicacies, listening to music performances, and admiring the tulips... and the other flowers, and loving the natural beauty of it all!!

Posted by aboo10 14:48 Archived in Netherlands Tagged landscapes children flowers family_travel Comments (2)

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