Tulips and lavender Keukenhof Gardens Holland - photo Zoe Dawes
Tulips from Amsterdam and spring flowers Keukenhof Gardens - zoedawes

Tulips and Grape Hyacinths

Tulips from Amsterdam

When it’s Spring again I’ll bring again
Tulips from Amsterdam
With a heart that’s true I’ll give to you
Tulips from Amsterdam

A popular song in the 1950s and 60s, Tulips from Amsterdam evokes springtime in Holland, with its fields of spring bulbs spreading colour and scent throughout the Dutch countryside. A visit to world-famous Keukenhof Gardens is everything an flower-lover could wish for. I went a few years ago and look forward to returning. The floral exhibitions and planting are splendid; each year there is a different theme, around which creative displays and artworks are show-cased.

Artwork in Pavilion Keukenhof Gardens

Capturing the essence of Keukenhof on canvas

Across many hectares are not just tulips from Amsterdam but every spring plantern you can imagine, flowering in colourful profusion. Surrounded by striated bulb fields, the heady scent of hyacinths, the decadent smell of lilies, the delicate aroma of narcissi envelops you in a sensual bouquet of delight …

Vase of lilies - Keukenhof Gardens

Scent from Lily Exhibition almost overpowering, the blooms each a poem of perfection.

Keukenhof tulips from Amsterdam - zoedawes

Tulips of every shape and colour

Tulips from Amsterdam and narcissi Keukenhof - zoedawes

Tulips and little narcissus in flower beds

Keukenhof Gardens Hyacinths and tulips - zoedawes

Pink Pearl Hyacinths and matching tulips

Tulips and Zocher lake Keukenhof Gardens - zoedawes

Tulips by the lake with quirky artwork

You can read more about my visit to Keukenhof Gardens here. I travelled to Holland with Stena Ferries.

The Quirky Traveller on Keukenhof windmill - zoedawes

View of Dutch bulb fields from Keukenhof Windmill

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