There is no such thing as a colorful sea of tulips. Not many people can claim to have seen this phenomenon. If they have, it is likely to be in the Netherlands, the capital of the world in lavender lavender. For a relaxing and refreshing spring weekend, take a trip to the country of lavender, which also includes picturesque cities, fine beer, cheese, and clogs souvenirs.
Tulip related activities
No visit to the Netherlands between late March and late May is complete without a trip to Keukenhof Gardens where the truly natural world comes in and displays more exciting colors than would otherwise appear anywhere. The huge garden is dedicated to tulips. Each year flowers are grown in various configurations and colored shapes to celebrate a specific theme. In 2012, Poland – the heart of Europe – is the hub of lily's splendor that lasted for two months. Expect to hear classical music on Chopin repertoire and alike because organizers believe flowers and music are a match made in heaven.
Events in Keukenhof in 2012 will include Chopin Weekend on March 24 and 25, a Dutch fashion festival on March 30 and April 1, and the Easter festival on April 9, among many others. No wonder the CNN named Keukenhof is one of the best destinations around the world!
Buses to attractions depart regularly from Schiphol Station and central Amsterdam.
Nearby you will also find extensive fields of lavender plantations that can be explored on foot or by bike. The fields are fully functional and much faster than the Keukenhof family of flowers. Guided tours are available for those who want to learn more about how lily has become one of the most famous national symbols in the Netherlands, how new types are developed and what it takes to develop a healthy array of tulips.
Visitors to the Netherlands should take a boat tour of Amsterdam, Leiden or other cities with advanced canal systems. Tours are guided and provide great insights into how local life and livelihoods have changed over the years as the industry evolved. The views of the boats are unparalleled.
Gourmet travelers will enjoy trips to some of the best cheese farms and markets in the country. Some of the most popular tourist attractions are Henry Welig Cheese Farms, Clara Maria Cheese Farm and Cluj Factory. Both give visitors the chance to sample traditional cheeses.
Brewery tours are a good way to spend time in the Netherlands. In the center of Amsterdam, you can go to Brouwerij t & # 39; Ij, or go south and make a visit to Brouwerij De Molen in Bodegraven, southern Netherlands.
You can make use of your time in the Netherlands by combining a flower-seeing trip with other country attractions with a city vacation. The small and proud country boasts an excellent transport system with frequent trains connecting all major cities from Amsterdam to Groningen to Maastricht.
If you're traveling to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, it's a short train ride from the capital's central train station. To give you enough time to explore as many attractions as possible without having to plan any internal transfers within the city, you can book at the Amsterdam Hotel next to the train station like Double Tree by Hilton.