James P Deans | Keukenhof


May 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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Keukenhof is a really beautiful garden which opened this year on 23 March until 21 May 2017. We visited on 28 March 2017. The previous time we visited was 04 May 2010. We enjoyed our visit in May much better than the one in March. We really visited for the tulips, but our second visit was much too early in the season and all we really saw were daffodils (we see them better in Scotland) and crocuses. The entry fee of €16.00 is the same regardless of the number of tulips in bloom! We had assumed that the flowers would be planted out on a rolling basis to keep the gardens alive with colour. They had put some boxes of tulips near the main gate. 

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Daffs reflected in a stream. 

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The main lake. 

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There were a few tulips in flower. 

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The white crocuses were giving an amazing display. 

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This was quite a good colour scheme

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Wide open tulips

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More tulips 

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They have some interestingly shaped borders and water features 

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A lovely thatched seat 

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Ice cream - was expensive! 

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I do much prefer the tall neat tulip flowers to any others!

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A back water giving some great reflections. 

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See what I mean about the white crocuses were giving an amazing display. 

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Even the contrasting shades of green make the gardens look wonderful

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No idea what was going on in this corner - I really object to paying 16 Euros (EACH) entry fee to find that some of the gardens are roped off and security are keeping you out! Not at all what you would expect. 

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Cafe area and toilets. Didn't eat on the site, but the toilets were really clean and well looked after. 

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Cafe area and toilets.

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Tulips in crocuses 

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Tulips in crocuses 

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Tulips in crocuses 

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More Daffys 

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Great reflections. 

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Some tulips in boxes.

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Early blossom 

The gardens are well worth seeing, I just wish we hadn't gone so early, but glad we've seen the tulips previously. 


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