I’ve been thinking a lot about spring travel recently. It’s my birthday later this month and I always like to travel somewhere lovely on or around my birthday. That has meant lots of travel research on where to go and what to do. One of the places that kept popping up was a visit to The Netherland’s Flower Fields. I visited years ago, before I was writing this blog, and realised it’s somewhere I’ve never written about (beyond mentioning it as somewhere great to go for a spring trip).
The flower fields of The Netherlands are magical, enchanting and colorful beyond words. You definitely don’t need to be a horticultural expert or green-fingered-garden-lover to appreciate their beauty. They are beautiful in a striking, breath-taking way that leaves you unable to stop smiling.
Flowers are one of the most major and important industries in The Netherlands. Not only do they look amazing and entice visitors from across the globe to see them, but they also account for around two-thirds of all flora sales in the world! This makes flowers a major player in the Dutch economy.
The very best way to see The Netherland’s flowers in all their glory is by visiting Keukenhof Gardens. Keukenhof is one of the largest flower gardens in the entire world. There are around 32 hectares of perfectly manicured gardens containing more than 7 million tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and more.
The gardens are wonderfully peaceful and it’s the perfect place to get amongst nature. Relax, take in the scents of the flowers and even take a picnic too! There surely is nothing better to put a smile on your face than the sight of SO many stunning blooms.
Keukenhof Gardens are open between the 23rd March and the 21st May 2017 (better get in quick!). Keukenhof is located in Lisse, around 35 kilometres from Amsterdam, and is easily reached by road or rail.