The Keukenhof Gardens – tulips by the million

Few people celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia, but it coincided with us taking advantage of the cheaper Earlybird flights to Europe.

We booked our tickets back to Amsterdam this week, and will arrive there with the spring 2013. That’s something to be thankful for, and to celebrate with a few shots in this Weekly Photo Challenge.

We’re gratefully looking forward to…

…being part of Europe’s biggest street party.
Koninginnedag – Queens Day – April 30th

We’ll watch the kids riding to school and…

…we’ll make a few expeditions on our own bikes.

We’ll spend time with some of the world’s great art.
This is the Kroller-Muller Museum’s fabulous sculpture garden.

We’ll eat Dutch appeltaart on the cafe terraces. This one is Cafe Brinkman in Haarlem.

Then when the sun appears we’ll just generally hang out with friends, as the Dutch do.


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23 responses to “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: THANKFUL – spring in Holland

  1. Caroline

    We’re planning a trip to Europe in May, Richard. I haven’t been there for 17 years

  2. Caroline

    It is something to consider, Richard

  3. Awsome takes and fantastic trip! Best wishes,hope to see your after-trip photos!

  4. Now, there is something to look forward to. I have a plan somewhere in my head to take the car ferry across to Rotterdam and drive around the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg and you have just reminded me of it.

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  6. Spring so nice in Holland. Trying to be there too by May 🙂

  7. What an amazing pictures.
    very lovely..

  8. Sitting here wishing that we had made use of the earlybird prices for flights to Europe, will have to settle for living vicariously through your travels in Spring 2013 🙂

  9. ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪May your week ahead be filled with thankful moments! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.★★.•°*”˜.•°*”˜.•°*”˜”
    Elizabeth 🙂

  10. Definitely something to look forward to this spring! Amsterdam is on my bucket list, so I await your photos and stories ~ Kat

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  12. wow i love flowers that’s why i like the first picture but all of your pictures is amazing 🙂

  13. What a great trip! I loved the sculpture garden. We rented bikes and biked around the park too. Great post!

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  15. Keukenhof Gardens is the place to be in the spring. As gardeners, seeing the gardens at Keukenhof, just simply took our breath away! It was amazing. Enjoy your return trip!! For those who might like to see some pictures from our trip, they are at: http://frametoframe.ca/photo-essay-tulips-keukenhof-gardens-holland

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