🌷Dutch Bulb Fields & Amsterdam🌷
The gardens at Keukenhof were simply breathtaking. The colours were vibrant and the smells were delightful. The layouts of all the different designs of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and roses were all so unique.
We climbed up inside a huge windmill before taking a canal trip seeing even more rows of perfectly formed and manicured flowers. We were also lucky to see someone showing us how to make a flower arrangement, which was really interesting.
We went to the Amsterdam for a day of exploring. It was lovely walking through the beautiful alley ways and over the many bridges and canals. We stumbled across a market square where we browsed and purchased t- shirts, hats and other small gifts before finding a very quirky cafe for lunch.
We took a lovely boat trip for over an hour all along the canals where we saw where Anne Frank lived and other sights like the Rijks Museum and other famous landmarks.
In Sassenheim we took a look at the flower floats being dressed for the annual parade over the weekend. They were stunning and the smell was incredible. The colours and designs were so innovative and we found it fascinating how they pinned each and every flower on individually!
We visited the Zaans Museum where we dressed up in period costumes and saw the original machines that made biscuits and chocolates. Then we visited an original Weavers House where we saw weavers working on their machines making clothes out of hemp.
We had the incredible opportunity to go inside one of the many windmills to see its mechanisms and had a fabulous view from the balcony upstairs. A lesson on how clogs were made was next on the agenda then we were drawn into the cheese hut where we could taste a huge variety of gorgeous cheeses and purchase any too.
A lesson on how clogs were made was next on the agenda then we were drawn into the cheese hut where we could taste a huge variety of gorgeous cheeses and purchase any too.