Friday, April 25, 2014

Keukenhof III

A mention should be made about the dedicated bus (route No 858) which runs from Schiphol station to the garden.

In fact it is easy for any tourist to find their way to the place as there are proper sign boards everywhere (like this one at the Schiphol railway station)

As you approach Keukenhof, the roads too have a dash of tulip colours.

The tickets are reasonably priced at 23 Euros which includes the to and fro trip + entry to the Garden. (a distance of 22 kms one way)

The fountain that you see when you enter the main gate:

These young Dutch ladies, dressed in their traditional dress were willing to be photographed with the tourists.

Further down there is this big enclosure (something like a greenhouse) with varieties of Tulips. It is named as Willem Alexander.  I must confess that I could click only about 30 % of the flowers in it, and what I am putting up here is only about 3% of the 30%

Oranje Nassau is another enclosure where you get to see some of the indoor flower arrangements.

Its interesting to observe some of them done artistically like this one with twigs tied together:

Time for some more flowers from Willem Alexander:

 I spend the whole day at Koekenof and must admit that a day is not enough to see the entire garden and all that they had to offer.

                           Tulipa Mutant Holland queen

On my way out at the entrance, I noticed that people were still lined up to get in. I really pity them as they were going to miss out a lot as sunset was not far off.

Before I sign off from this post can you guess what is in that canopy in the picture below?  
While you keep guessing I will start writing for the next post - Keukenhof – IV


Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

years ago, we took a trip to amsterdam. while there, we took a bus to these gardens. thank you for the memory!

(upper ne of the us)

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh tulips, one of my favorite flowers. I really like the orange ones. The Dutch ladies in their traditional dresses are interesting. I enjoy learning of different cultures and traditions. Thank you for letting me know about this other post on your trip. It sounds like you had a great time.


Indrani said...

Wow! What a grand visual treat!
To plan a trip at the time of the festival is a dream!

Vest said...

Probably a flower Harvester which cuts the flowers at the bottom of the stem. then the flowers are sold wholesale to florist retailers(a guess) Nice Blog.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm feeling envious that you've gotten to see these gorgeous show gardens!

A Cuban In London said...

What a harmony of colour this post is! :-) Thanks.

Greetings from London.

Christine said...

beautiful visit!

Haddock said...

You are way off the mark I must say. Hint: it has got nothing to do with Tulips or flowers.

Debbie Nolan said...

Joe - these are so beautiful. Perhaps there are tulip bulbs under that canopy. Just a guess. Hope you had a great day. Thanks for sharing.

Sangeeta Tiwary said...

You know Joe, apart from having really nice photographs in your posts, and a plethora of information about places I think I can only read and imagine about, what impresses me most is the way you make even the ordinary seem so wonderful!!! I'm glad my name found an entry in your list of contacts :-)

Rama Ananth said...

Very, very, beautiful pictures. I can imagine how you must have felt watching them in person. Lovely vacation.

My Forever Changing Home said...

Gorgeous photography! I only dream of taking pictures this beautiful. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

shivani said...

Amazing...wish one day I can go there and wish I can spend as much time as I want to...for just seeing is not enough for me. I would love to know some names too if not all. That spiky ball like flower for instance...wonder what name it has...seeing it first time...thanx to Loved ur post...and the shots and the way u've taken us around...thank you for that too. :)