After another week in Holland with lots of sunshine the tulip farmers did their very best to keep the flower fields green and colorful. No rain and high temperatures (above the 20 C) are very unlikely at the end of April.
After my visit to the keukenhof this morning I can say that the Keukenhof is still very beautiful. The late tulips are blooming, the rhododendrons are in full bloom, people are enjoying themselves at the windmill, with a very nice demonstration of how to make clogs this morning. And there are lots of flowers to photograph. I was surprised to see a lot of tourists dressed up in orange. We celebrated Queensday yesterday and according to the keukenhof visitors a lot of people bought orange hats and t-shirts 🙂
About the flower fields I have to disappoint a lot of people right now ( I’m sorry!). The flower fields are almost gone. You can’t predict nature and as said the warm temperature and the lack of rain are the cause of this. If you want to see the flower fields, you might want to pick another activity. I travelled by car for at least one hour this morning to see if there are still some fields left. I found just two fields with some color but I expected them to be gone today or tomorrow.
For the people travelling next week. The keukenhof is still gorgeous to see and wander around. You can see lots of tulips here because they have the protection of the trees from the sunshine. Aside a lot of varieties of tulips you still see muscari, late daffodils, alliums, and of course the rhododendrons in full bloom. If you are travelling within the next weeks don’t wait until the last day of your holiday to see the Keukenhof. The predictions of next week’s weather is sunshine without rain (again!) And how longer the weather stays this way the quickly the flowers will be gone for this season. I am not sure if the boat at the keukenhof is still in operation but if you use them don’t expect to see fields of flowers.