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The Tulip Gardens, Holland

My first stop on my trip to The Netherlands was an obvious one.

If there’s one thing I know about Holland it’s that it is the tulip capital of the world!

And I wanted to gorge my eyes on as many as possible.

In spring time, this means one thing.

Keukenhof! Home to 7 million tulips.

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All different shapes, sizes, colours and varieties.

Basically my idea of heaven.

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Open exclusively in Spring, from the end of March, until the 17th May when it closes for the year.

Its fleeting beauty makes the experience feel all the more special.

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The weather was being pretty erratic, so forgive the coat and short combo!

Red mac // Striped bag

Knitted jumper (similar) // Shorts (similar) // Ballet slippers

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You can stroll and wander for miles.

Take shelter beneath rustling trees, meander through paths of blooms, stretch out on the grass or take up a seat at a picnic table.

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It truly is the most beautiful garden I’ve ever visited.

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^ I thought about posting this one on Instagram… but didn’t want to clog up your news feed.

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We stopped for ice cream.

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And savoured them in the dappled shade.

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There’s not a lot of good food on offer, it’s mostly theme park fodder. If I went again I would most certainly take a picnic.

 

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Tired of wandering the wonderland, the chap and I spread out our coats and made a little camp for ourselves.

Kicked off our shoes and snoozed on an island between two tulip oceans.

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When we woke up he nipped off to collect a couple punnets of strawberries.

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And we tucked into our make-shift picnic.

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The most glorious introduction to Holland I could have asked for!

I thoroughly recommend a Keukenhof trip if you find yourself in the area next year. Hell, why not start planning a trip over right now?!

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