The Tulips of Holland at Keukenhof

• 18 April 2011























Tulips. Springtime. Holland. If that isn't a winner combination, I don't know what is! All of the tidy rows of colorful flowers created a feast for the senses--they not only looked stunning, but smelled wonderful too. We drove around the tiny, golf-cart-sized roads snapping pictures before spending a few hours walking with my in-laws through a garden park called Keukenhof--open just one month per year. Have you ever been? For those of you who live in Washington State, have you visited Bellingham in the Spring and seen the tulips there as well?
























































































images by Stephanie Brubaker

18 comments:

Mary said...

Stunning!

dandee said...

Oh my! Those images are completely stunning, Steph. What a memory!

Carie said...

I've seen the tulip fields in Bellingham/Mount Vernon, WA. They are SO beautiful. (I grew up in Arlington, a little town about half way between Seattle and Bellingham.)

I would love to see the fields in Holland!

Tysha said...

It does look so much like the Skagit Valley north of Seattle...the tulip festival is on right now! A great Easter weekend idea ;)

Connie said...

Great minds think alike! I happened to go to the Tulip Festival in Woodburn, OR this weekend: http://www.daydreamincolor.com/?p=636
I love your photos. I wish I was still there...

likeschocolate said...

Way to gorgeous for words!

s g said...

Those are beautiful...I have been to the Skagit Valley tulip festival several times when we lived in Seattle, its not quite as far as Bellingham, but it is breath-taking, you will have to visit next year if you are in the country :)

Agn├Ęs said...

quelles belles couleurs!

The Parkers said...

Having grown up in Seattle I've been to the tulip festival many times and love it more with each visit! The fields are not as vast as those pictured in this post, but still SO beautiful. But seeing tulip fields in Holland? Get out! AMAZING!!! What a wonderful memory for your family!

Angela said...

I have been to the Keukenhof and it is beautiful beyond belief. Enjoy.

Rachel said...

No matter how many times I go, it is really an unreal scene to see. I am lucky, I live here in the Netherlands and this weekend we will be driving through the fields to see the array of colors. If you should ever come across the pond and are here in the spring - you MUST go! :-)

The yummyblogsisters said...

been wanting to go to Keukenhof for years now, next year! thanks for the lovely photos

KJ said...

Mount Vernon is a great day trip from Seattle. I did a photo-report on the area when I was a freshman in high school!

michelle said...

took my first born (then just nine months old) to Keukenhof two years ago. we rented bicycles just outside and road them around the surrounding tulip fields. loved it!

stephmodo said...

It looks like next year when we are in Seattle in the Spring we will definitely have to head up North...and if we are lucky enough to be in Holland again at the same time, we will have to try and rent bicycles! Love that idea.

Cathy said...

Love Holland....every bit of it! Did you go to Madurodam (sp?) the miniature Holland? wonderful place for children and adults too.

kelli said...

Such pretty pictures! I have silly videos of my sisters and I running through Keukenhof for our first time during highschool. It's one of those places in the world that you just need to see. (Can you bring home bulbs?) I love The Netherlands.. happy to hear that you stopped there too!

p.s. I was thinking of Madurodam the other day too. I remember liking it.

Andrea said...

Yes, this is reminiscent of the Skagit Valley! When you get a chance, visit La Conner, a sweet little town with interesting shops and great restaurants. We love the Calico Cupboard & Bakery for lunch with the family - the sweets are delish!!

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