An Ionian seaside town, Avola is a mix of old and new. The town focuses heavily on the sea, with its history as a tuna fishing port. Today, the remains of the Vecchia Tonnara at the wharf are a stone backdrop to the sandy beaches. Avola dates back to a pre-Greek people called the Sicani.…
Keukenhof is Hollands most famous tulip garden in bloom. It is open for 7 weeks every year and has a variety of more than 7 million bulbs in bloom with a total of 800 varieties of tulips. In 2017, you can visit the tulip gardens of Keukenhof from March 22 until May 21.
I went there for a one day trip with my colleague and friend from work. As we were approaching the place, we were whitnessing many tulip fields in different colours. People were walking down the paths between those fields or cycling. It was amazing. 🙂
At the entrance to the garden or the park itself, there were many shops with various flowers to grow like tulip bulbs, hyacinth etc. We decided to take the coffee first and slowly walk around.
The majority of flowers that decorate this garden are the various types of tulips with various colors. However, biodiversity adorns the Garden of Europe is not only that, in Keukenhof you can also find various other interesting flowers, such as lavender, rose, chrysanthemum, daffodils etc. The flowers are planted, arranged and combined in such good based on the annual theme, of course, with the added touch of Dutch culture, make beauty rows of colorful flowers.
Fun fact: originally cultivated in the Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey), Holland began importing tulips in the 1500s. In the17 century, tulips were so popular that they created the first economic bubble, known as “Tulip Mania” (Tulipomania). As people bought the bulbs like crazy, tulips became so expensive that they were used as money until the market in them crashed. 🙂 Crazy Dutch!