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It is still tulips time, so another photo from my archive, this time almost exactly three years old.
I wnated to go to keukenhof already 9n 1980 when I was living for a year in Cologne. But being someone from east Block, I would have wait six weeks for visa, the tulips would be gone. When I went there in 2012, it was fulfilling of a long dream - I mean to see tulips. If someone dreamed that one day we would go without passports and visas?

The fields of tulips, poppies or colza are very appreciated here, the Keukenhof views are much less popular. But for me keukenhof is the most beautiful park in the world and I have seen many. There are not only tulips, also hyacinths, anemone, muscari, daffodils...

Keukenhof , also known as the Garden of Europe, is one of the world's largest flower gardens. It is situated in Lisse, the Netherlands. According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, approximately 7 million flower bulbs are planted annually in the park, which covers an area of 32 hectares.

Keukenhof is located in South Holland in the small town of Lisse, south of Haarlem and southwest of Amsterdam. It is accessible by bus from the train stations of Haarlem, Leiden and Schiphol. It is located in an area called the "Dune and Bulb Region" (Duin- en Bollenstreek).

Keukenhof is open annually from mid-March to mid-May. The best time to view the tulips is around mid-April, depending on the weather.

Big picture

Famous muscari river.

Other view.

The white thing there - I suppose it represents the tulip bulbs.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11941 W: 126 N: 30355] (141994)
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