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Monday
Apr212014

Keukenhof, Holland

Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe, is the world's largest flower garden, open from mid-March to mid-May. It is around a 3 our drive to southern Holland and well worth the trip for a day or weekend.

The park features a windmill, a variety of different styles including an English landscape garden with winding paths and unexpected see-through points and even a non-traditional Japanese country garden. Of course the park is most famous for the 7 million flower bulbs which cover an area of 79 acres, and that is a LOT of tulips!

What you wont find in the park are the picture perfect rows upon rows of endless tulips fields, these can be seen driving around the area though on local farmer's lands. This for us was the highlight of the area and especially for Maricela, running up and down the fields amongst the flowers... and of course more importantly no tourists. That is one of the great advantages of driving in the camper van, we stopped off along our travels to enjoy places we passed along the way. The tea, coffee and biscuit stops made the trip well worth the drive and a perfect family weekend away!

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