A Mesmerizing trip to Keukenhof Tulip Garden
Today, as I walked through my memory lane, I found tulips by the side of the road. Yes, they signaled me to come and visit them again and again. One of the quick mood changers of a human is food, a good nap and the view of the "flowers".
Tulips are available in various colors. every color has its own significance.
Though having its roots in Turkey and Persia,
When you say tulips the first name comes to you is "Netherlands".
These flowers require a wintry climate for rooting.
Apart from red, yellow, or pink, tulips come in a wide range of colors that can be black, maroon, cream, orange as well as multicolored. There is a unique significance of each color.
There are about 3000 official varieties of tulips.
Tulips and Bollywood
Keukenhof is the most famous and largest flower park in the world which is in the Netherlands.
'Indians have a special memory with this garden.
Some part of the all-time evergreen Bollywood song " Dekha ek khwab toh ye silsile hue" picturized on superstar Amitab Bacchan and renowned actress Rekha from the film "Silsila"
is being shot at this location in the Netherlands. When I first watched the video of this song, I was like "where on Earth this place could be? I would love to visit it someday". By then I asked my parents about this place and they told me the locations used for this song. Some part of the song is shot at Pahalgam, Kashmir. Kashmir is one of the great places for tulips, which I visited in 2008. I wanted to see the world-famous garden in the Netherlands someday.
After so many years, my dream was coming true. I was ready with my traveling visa to take off towards one of my dream destinations, "Keukenhof Tulip Garden!" As our coach bus entered the Netherlands, I could see the scenic view of fields. The Netherlands is famous for the Windmills. The sight of the landscapes with windmills is the Dutch treasure. Dutch people are fitness freak. There were a lot of fitness gyms. There is a separate track allotted for bicycle riders. you can see tall people riding bicycles throughout the Netherlands. While I was canal cruising, I saw a three-storeyed cycle stand full of cycles. Another attraction here is the beautiful canals. The Netherlands is enriched with bicycles, tulips, windmills, and canals. When we arrived at the world's largest spring garden, we were very excited. Keukenhof is the most famous flower park in the world which is in the Netherlands.
I was stunned by the eye-catching view of Tulips, daffodils and other flowers. I liked the mind-blowing theme of the gardens. The theme changes every year! That was an awe-inspiring moment for me. We walked through various pavilions of this park. We had fun walking through a maze. One of the most adventurous parts of our walk in the park was walking on the wooden surfaces to cross the pond. People were grabbing selfies and clicking pictures of the sparkling fountain, swimming ducks and swans. I wish I had a DSLR camera with me. I was so much involved in gazing at the lovely colors of nature that I literally failed to take any pictures on my phone for the 80% of my journey. I just wanted to treasure the alluring tulips forever in my eyes, mind, and heart. Yes, and I did. Now, after 4 months I can remember these memories and imagine that I m still standing there with child-like excitement and enthusiasm. Another amazing thing was a traditional windmill. That was my first experience to see how a dutch windmill looks from inside. As we climbed up we got an exceptional view of Keukenhof gardens, which I can't describe in words.
Keukenhof Tulip Garden
International Travelers who fly to Europe, always have this destination planned in their tour. This park occupies 32 hectares of landscapes and gardens.
The opening time of this garden is at 8 AM. If you manage to come at this time you will be able to enjoy the views with a very less crowd. The park gets comparatively crowded in the afternoon. During the weekends, it's quite busy. It closes at 7.30 PM. The Ticket office opens at 8 AM and closes at 6 PM.
It can take up to 5 hours for you to walk around the whole park. But more or less, it may vary as per your curiosity and the time you will like to spend grabbing the photos or admiring the beauty of this park. This garden has a spot near a windmill, where you can picnic. You can rent a cycle to ride around the large landscapes of tulip fields near Keukenhof.
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This amazing place is situated in the town of Lisse. It's about 35 to 40 km from Amsterdam. Its a journey of half an hour to 45 minutes depending upon the mode of transport you use. If you are a foreign tourist, The most convenient means of transport is a coach bus. Another option is a Taxi.
This is the capital of the Netherlands and the nearest location to reach Lisse.
Rotterdam is the major city in the Netherlands after Amsterdam. If you are at Rotterdam, you can reach Amsterdam within 1.15 to 1.30 hours.
This is your destination. Its 35 km away from Amsterdam.
Best Time to go
Stephen Richardo says, "minds are like flowers, they open only when the time is right." When it comes to tulips in the Netherlands, their season starts from March and tourists can spot them until May. To be more specific, you must visit anywhere from mid-march to mid-may, to enjoy the view of fresh and fully blossoming tulips. So this is the most awaited season among the tourists across the globe to fly to the Netherlands. They book their tickets months before this season begins, to witness the heavenly sight of Tulips.
If you are planning a trip to North-Western Europe or attending a business meeting in London or Paris, I recommend to include a visit to the Keukenhof tulip garden in your tour planner. Mark my words, It's worth watching.
A memorable visit to Keukenhof Tulip Garden
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