to May is peak tulip season in the Netherlands.
.So, I had to make a trip to see the tulips in bloom.
.After asking around, I learned that Keukenhof, near Haarlem,
was the place to go to if you wanted to see flowers.
.But believe me, I wasn't the only one who wanted to see tulips
took a bus tour with friends from school. .It
was really convenient. I didn't have
to figure out where to drive or how to make train connections.
.And, the price of 28 Euros included the entrance to the park.
.If I had taken the train, it would
have cost 30 Euros and then another 11 for park entrance. So, what
at Keukenhof resembled something like driving up to Disneyland. There
were hundreds of buses and thousands of cars. It really was an amusement
park kind of crowd. .I couldn't imagine
so many people coming to see flowers. .But,
Keukenhof is also kind of hard to imagine. There
were seven million tulips. Yes, 7 MILLION!
You can't imagine the color - or the
hours it would take to keep the gardens as spectacularly groomed as
they were. I liked the manicured gardens
but my favorite part was really the fields filled with rows and rows
of tulips. .It was color overload and
such a nice trip.
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