Saturday Snapshots #90

by Jeanne on May 15, 2010

in Netherlands, Photography, Saturday Snapshots

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Tulips – Keukenhof gardens, May 2010

Keukenhof Gardens near Lisse in the Netherlands was opened in 1949 and is the world’s largest flower garden, covering 32 acres.  Each year staff plant 7 million flower bulbs by hand and this culminates in a spectacular display of crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths and tulips in the Spring.  The park is only open to the public for only two months per year (mid-March to mid-May) and is visited by thousands of people each day.  Over 43 million people have visited Keukenhof since it opened and one of them, earlier this month, was me.

This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister. All  previously featured photos can be viewed on the Saturday Snapshot archive pages.  Many photos featured in Saturday Snapshots are available to buy as high-quality greeting cards or prints in my RedBubble store. They make gifts, for friends or for yourself!

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Lora May 15, 2010 at 11:51 am

Beautiful photo. I live about 2 hours from Keukenhof. What dazzles me are the varieties of tulips. They seem endless.


Kalynskitchen May 15, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Gorgeous! Sometime soon I hope to go the Netherlands in Spring and see the tulips. Maybe 2011 will be the year!


Diana May 16, 2010 at 1:21 am



ilva May 16, 2010 at 6:02 pm

You didn’t only see beautiful tulips when you were there I hope?


Marisa May 17, 2010 at 9:57 am

That’s something I still want to see in real life. Your photo almost makes me feel like I’m there though!


Kit May 17, 2010 at 10:29 am

Gorgeous colours – love the profusion of tulips in spring!


Aparna May 28, 2010 at 4:45 am

I remember seeing tulips like these a long time ago when we had travelled to Amsterdam.
Love the colours in your picture. Some day, I hope to go back and see them.


Canal Cook June 7, 2013 at 10:56 am

Beautiful photo. I was actually at the Keukenhof on May 15, 2010. How strange.


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