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Apr
09

Tulip fields in Holland

Flowers, flowers in Holland

Flowers, flowers in Holland

Once a year, spring bursts out in all its colorful majesty as the magnificent tulip fields in Holland come into bloom. Vivid strips of white, purple, yellow, red, pink, orange and green make a glorious technicolor patchwork that stretches across the fields and into the horizon as far as the eye can see, interrupted only by a occasional windmill. Bicycling along the enormous tulip and hyacinth fields was a treat for all our senses! Accompanied by two other couples, camping among the tulip fields and bicycling to the coastal town of Noordwijk aan Zee, was a marvelous time enjoyed by all.

Windmills galore

Windmills galore

We also visited the famous mills of Kinderdijk which are on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Nowhere in the world can you find as many windmills built near each other, no less than 19 mills constructed in the 1740’s. Bicycling along the Rijn River dotted with windmills was an unforgettable site. Our final stop was to the small town on Gouda where the famous cheese was originally made. Cheese shops line the streets, offering a wide variety of the cheese, available in numerous varieties to please any cheese lover’s palate. To see pictures of this unique weekend getaway, click or hover on the link below:
http://picasaweb.google.com/dimitri.bottelbergs/WeekendHolland?authkey=Gv1sRgCJTH-s31h5jjDQ&feat=directlink

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