Spring has finally arrived here in NYC and the city has come alive! The trees are budding, the sidewalks and bike paths are filled with pedestrians and bicyclists, and the tulips are starting to bloom around the city. The abundance of greenery in the city these days is remotely reminiscent of a trip join the Netherlands many years ago (OK, very remotely reminiscent).
Keukenhof is an 80 acre park, 30 minutes from Amsterdam, and the home of the annual spring Dutch tulip show. With 7 million bulbs of all colors blooming, it’s a technicolor dream. The park is open for about 7 weeks between March and May, and the best time to visit is right about now in mid-April. It’s a super easy day trip from Amsterdam, too, so you can combine it with a quick stopover while en-route on KLM to someplace exotic.
So the next time you hear, “Spring has sprung, the grass has ris, I wonder where the flowers is?” you’ll have the answer!