April 29, 2011

Holland 2011 Day 14: Keukenhof

Category: Travels

Covering an area of 32 hectares with 4.5 million tulips in 100 varieties, the Keukenhof is essentially one of the most popular attractions in the Netherlands. There are 15 km of footpaths, with more than 7 million flower bulbs planted by hand. It is opened only during Spring, for only a whole 2 months out of the 12 months in a year!

And I am glad that I was there, at the right time and the right place to witness one of the most photographed place in the world. After seeing the stunning sculptured parked for the first time, I think I would have no qualms coming back to this place year after year when the time is right to witness its beauty in its full splendors. With the right weather, it is a great place to lounge around and have a family picnic. It certainly is kids friendly and worth spending the entire day there.

Spud certainly enjoyed mucking around. I’m certain the grass piqued her curiosity as her bare feet touched the grassy and earthy surface for the first time in her life! She took it all in, observing and exploring within her little invisible circle for some time. It didn’t take her all too long before we see her bouncing with energy and complete with contagious smiles! She certainly enjoyed her floor time whilst we were there and was as happy as a child should be.

The garden itself, in my opinion is simply spectacular. Top that up with a real, life, massive field of colourful tulip plantation where one can visit and run into a sea of blooms, I swear there were actually quite little for anything to spoil my mood that day.

Mucking around…

Cool art forms found within Keukenhof…

The spectacular sculptured park…

The mega awesome tulip fields right next to Keukenhof…

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  1. Vicky


  2. fadzlon grandma sg

    All the above photos are very beautiful. The most and the best photo of Sophia my interpretation is …Yes i can do what I want Yeeee…

  3. Haa..haaa! She really was soooo happy that day on the grass! 😀


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