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