Tulips in Holland update #3 – Finally Spring!

[custom_frame_left shadow=”off”][/custom_frame_left] It took a long time but spring is finally here! Today the sun was shining, the temperature went up and a lot of people were having fun outdoors. At Keukenhof you can notice the difference. The early tulips…

Tulips in Holland update #2 – Easter weekend 2013

[custom_frame_left shadow=”off”][/custom_frame_left] I can’t remember a time that we had such a late springtime. This afternoon I was for a quick visit in Keukenhof. Even for me it is not so much fun to walk around and see the empty…

Tulips in Holland update #1 – Opening of spring season 2013

[custom_frame_left shadow=”off”][/custom_frame_left] Springtime 2013 has official started, we passed the 21st of March, the Keukenhof has opened its doors and it is cold, very cold. I have to bring bad news for everyone who is travelling in the next week.…

No sign of springtime yet :-(

Unfortunately there is still no sign of springtime in the Keukenhof Area. Last couple of weeks we had lots of cold weather and snow. This is what the flower fields look like today. A big difference with the bottom photo taken…

Dutch National Tulipday January 19th, 2013

[custom_frame_left shadow=”off”][/custom_frame_left] The official launch of the tulip season takes place on Saturday, January 19 at the Dam in Amsterdam. In a specially constructed tulip garden on the Dam, anyone can go flower picking for free. Last year, this garden…

Flower Field Update # 6 – Tulips, tulips and more Tulips

[custom_frame_left shadow=”off”][/custom_frame_left]This weekend was parade weekend. After seeing the parade for many years I skipped this year. Online you can find many photo’s of it – see this link for short photo impression: www.nufoto.nl/onderwerpen/bloemencorso/ From 11 AM the main route…

Flower field update # 5 – Color everywhere

[custom_frame_left shadow=”off”][/custom_frame_left] After a busy Easter weekend, the crowds in the Keukenhof get back to normal on weekdays. Although the amount of cars and tour busses is getting higher by the day. Springtime is in full swing and travelers know…

Flower field update #4 – Happy Easter

[custom_frame_left shadow=”off”][/custom_frame_left] It was busy this afternoon in the Keukenhof. The special activity today was a bird of prey show on the grass between the animal farm and the windmill. Lots of children (and adults too) were enjoying this show.…

Flower field update # 3 – Early springtime!

[custom_frame_left shadow=”off”][/custom_frame_left] When the daffodils  started to flower at the end of December I was a bit afraid for a very early springtime. Luckily we had some snow, ice and almost an Elfstedentocht (a famous Dutch ice skating tour) After…

Flower field update #2 – Opening day

[custom_frame_left shadow=”off”][/custom_frame_left] Today (22nd of march) was opening day of the Keukenhof. The pipe organ was playing, first tulips and crocuses in sight and quite a number of tourist present. The weather was very nice this morning. Lots of sunshine,…