Still thinking of where to go to see spring at its very best? Nature-loving travelers are now flocking to Lisse in the Netherlands to witness one of the best sights that Europe has to offer this season!
Among the things that have become synonymous with The Netherlands are tulips and other beautiful and colorful flowers. Who hasn’t seen a lovely postcard or photo of the country’s flowerbeds in alternating varieties and colors? If you’ve been wanting to see these dainty wonders of nature, this season is the perfect time for you to visit and experience the colorful Dutch springtime.
After getting your fix of Amsterdam, National Geographic recommends taking a scenic drive through the country’s so-called Flower Route (Bloeman Route), which begins in Haarlem, passes by Lisse, then Leiden, and ends in Naaldwijk. However, the highlight of this road trip is the quaint town of Lisse, which is home to the famous Keukenhof Garden. Also known as the Garden of Europe, it’s the world’s largest flower garden, with approximately 7 million flower bulbs planted each year covering an area of 32 hectares.
To give you a picture of the beauty that envelopes the town and Keukenhof Garden at this time of the year, take a look at some of the lovely snaps taken by our fellow lomographers:
If you want to visit Keukenhof Garden, now would be your best and only time to do so this year, as it’s only open from mid-March to mid-May, with mid-April the best time to view the tulips.
Aside from South Holland’s famous garden, tourists visiting Lisse during spring also get to experience the flower parade called the Bollenstreek Bloemencorso held in its main streets.
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