Any time of year, you’ll enjoy flowers in the Netherlands (as the Dutch are experts in greenhouse technology). But if traveling to Holland in May, be sure to visit Keukenhof, just half an hour south of Amsterdam. The park is well-connected by public transport and a delight even if you think flowers are overrated.
Wandering through Keukenhof, you’ll take piles of photos in search of the most beautiful flower.
I think I have a new screensaver. Centuries ago, diseased bulbs came with wild patterns like these. Today, they are bred to be exotic.
The first bulbs were imported from Turkey. In fact, the word “tulip” comes from the turbans — which resembled tulip bulbs — of the merchants who sold them.