Not quite a long road trip, but a road trip nonetheless as we decided to head north of the country a few weekends ago. To Drenthe (again!) we went, though a different part of Drenthe this time.
We made a short weekend out of it and stayed overnight in Frisland before driving on to meet up with one of our old friends from Bangkok who have now also made the Netherlands their temporary home. For the kids, it was like reuniting with long-lost friends!
Our stay in Frisland was cold (there was no heater at night) and uneventful, but we did booked ourselves in a cabin surrounded by nature where the kids can run around to their little hearts’ content.
Did I ever mention that spring is really a beautiful time of the year to drive along in this country? Because as we made our way over and back, we were greeted by many a field of tulips in all sorts of colours.
They were too beautiful to ignore and on our way back home, we took a scenic route and decidedly stopped at one of the many fields in Flevoland to look at the tulips up, close and personal. We had to!
Only because stopping by one of those wild fields has indeed become our annual family pilgrimage. It may be different fields every time, every year and not quite the Keukenhof but we still had a great deal of fun walking (carefully) about the fields, taking photos as well as take in the stunning sights we see right before our eyes.
You could argue that after seeing one, you’d see hundreds and then everything sorts of look the same. I beg to differ.
They may look the same from afar, but there’s always subtle differences in the colours, shades and variety being planted. Plus the fact that they would last long enough for the flowers to be hacked off because they are planted only for their bulbs only means that you are catching this stunning view on borrowed time!
They truly are one of the most panaromic sights you could ever seen! They would leave you speechless. I did.