Where In the World?
You may think you know where this is…but do you?
Happy First Day of Spring
All through March, the topic has been Volcanic Island destinations. However, today, in honour of the first day of spring for the northern hemisphere, I’m deviating from volcanic islands today.
When I think of Spring, I think of my favourite flower, the tulip, and as most people know, tulips come from Amsterdam…so you might be fooled into thinking this garden is in Amsterdam. But of course there’s more to the Netherlands than its capital city.
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In fact if you take a bike ride or a road trip in the Benelux country in spring, you’ll see tulips everywhere, but nowhere more than in Keukenhof, affectionately known as the “Garden of Europe.”
Where exactly is it?
About 40 km from Amsterdam, in Lisse, South Holland, Keukenhof, a park covering 32 hectares (79 acres), is one of the world’s largest flower gardens. They plant around 7 million flower bulbs each year, which flower between March and May, which is when the park is open to the public.
Another popular attraction is a 17th century castle by the same name, which is open all year.
And if you want to see the sea and walk for miles on a sandy beach you can do that too. Just a few miles west is a beach that stretches for miles.