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The Hortus Bulborum is the only bulb garden in the world with more than 4,000 different varieties of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other colorful spring flowers. Every spring the outdoor garden of Hortus Bulborum is a feast for the eyes and a pleasure for the nose.

Hortus Bulborum: Unique spring flower garden

The Hortus Bulborum is the only bulb garden in the world with more than 4,000 different varieties of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other colorful...
After my last blog, I noticed there was a question about the wearing of helmets when traveling by bike. It was specifically mentioned that in London all the cyclists wear helmets when they cycle as opposed to the cyclists in Netherlands.

Guest blog: To wear a helmet or not to wear a helmet?

After my last blog, I noticed there was a question about the wearing of helmets when traveling by bike. It was specifically mentioned that...
They look like flowers but every single part of this tulip is edible: cherry tomatoes with tasty cream cheese filling and chives for the tulip stems. They make a pretty appetizer or edible table decoration. For Easter, for Mother's Day or simply to celebrate this tulip season. You can make these tomato tulips in just under 30 minutes.

Tasty appetizers: Tomato tulips

They look like flowers but every single part of this tulip is edible: cherry tomatoes with tasty cream cheese filling and chives for the...
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Guest blog: No matter the weather I cycle

During elementary and high school I lived within 5 to 10 minutes walking distance, which I found very convenient as I did not need...
Souvenirs are a big part of traveling. When you travel, you want to bring a piece of your journey back home. Some people opt for snow globes, postcards or t-shirts, while other choose to immortalize their trip with a new tattoo. Other people want to honor their ancestors, heritage or current hometown with a tattoo. Here's a selection of Dutch icons on various body parts, all over the world.

Ink-credible Dutch icons

A souvenir that lasts forever Souvenirs are a big part of traveling. When you travel, you want to bring a piece of your journey back...
For all other Dutch icons there is a place to see or visit: tulips at Keukenhof, windmills at Kinderdijk and Zaanse Schans, cheese at Gouda and bicycles are ofcourse everywhere. But there wasn't a place to see the kissing couple yet. The massive statue at Amsterdam Westport was installed on 30 November 2017 and officially unveiled twee weeks later.

Kissing Couple XXXL: Feel the love in Amsterdam

You most likely know the Delftware kissing couple as a little cute souvenir. When you arrive at Schiphol Airport and exit through the doors...
Did you know the world's largest flower garden Keukenhof is only open two months per year?

Keukenhof open from 22 March to 13 May 2018

Did you know the world's largest flower garden Keukenhof is only open two months per year? From 22 March to 13 May 2018 you...
Keukenhof Express timetables, fares and bus stop locations

Keukenhof: How to get there by public transport

Take a train to Schiphol Airport, Leiden Central or Haarlem. From there you can take a direct bus to Keukenhof. The bus stops are...
The Flower Parade on Saturday 21 April spans a route of 40km from Noordwijk via Keukenhof to Haarlem. This is not the only flower parade in the Netherlands, but it is the only parade with floats that are decorated with bulb flowers like hyacinths, daffodils and of course tulips. The fragrant Flower Parade ('Bloemencorso' in Dutch) is scheduled to pass by Keukenhof around 15.40.

Flower Parade 21 April 2018 route and timetable

The Flower Parade on Saturday 21 April spans a route of 40km from Noordwijk via Keukenhof to Haarlem. This is not the only flower parade...

Seven interesting facts about tulips

The Netherlands and tulips are inextricably connected to each other. But do tulips actually originate from the Netherlands? And how many tulips are exported every...