Keukenhof Gardens


The weather couldn’t be better for a visit to the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens.  We got an early start to the day and drove west to the town of Lisse on the coast of Holland.  Row upon row of tulips are in bloom from late March to mid-May and the gardens is the place to see the spectacular combination of colors laid out in attractive flower beds.  We pulled into the parking area and right away saw friends from Hohenfels who had the same idea.  They come to Holland every Spring Break and they also commented on the fantastic weather this week.  We walked through the gardens at a leisurely pace and made sure to spend time at the children’s play area (with zip line) and the windmill which afforded great views of the fields that were still in bloom.  While we think the cut flower arrangements at Floriade were better, I can’t imagine a more delightful outdoor feast for the eyes than this place on a sunny spring day.