Keukenhof flower parade
After Amsterdam we went off to see the worlds famous flower garden - Keukenhof as well as the flower parade in Lisse which is a small city just outside Amsterdam.
On our way past Amsterdam to Keukenhof flower garden.
Passing Schiphol airport - the largest airport in Netherlands.
Really weird feeling when a huge plane passes over you.
Such a beautiful day is being spoiled by manufacturing.
Interesting sculpture on the side of the road.
And here we are. The car park tells us there must be a few people already inside.
Main entrance to Keukenhof
Most of the people are at the age over 50. I think we came about 30 years too early here.
In short Keukenhof also known as the Garden of Europe, is the world's largest flower garden. It is situated near Lisse. According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, approximately 7 000 000 flower bulbs are planted annually in the park, which covers an area of 32 hectares.
Every sculpture had a sign with its author and its price.
Inside one of the flower houses. Flowers are literally everywhere.
I can show you flowers all day long, which is quite boring so I've picked only some that I think might be interesting.
I personally am not a flower person. For me they all look alright, but these I have to admit are quite unique.
No idea how they are called though. I just call them pretty red flowers :)
And of course millions of tulips - since it's almost a symbol of Netherlands.
Another weird flowers with spikes or something. :)
I think you got the point so lets keep going leaving flowers behind.
Of course lots of souvenirs everywhere.
Huge windmill which you can enter for no good reason what so ever.
You can take a boat trip or just walk down the fields full of tulips.
Garden maze. You can really lost in there looking for exit.
And of course fountains everywhere.
Beautifully decorated parks.
From this point of view it looks like people are standing on the water.
But now we can see that this is just another attraction. We decided not to stand in lines.
I don't know about you but I'm seeing pinecones. :)
Our next stop was the flower parade. Since it was more then 3 hours of waiting before it would reach Keukenhof we decided to drive towards it at meet it in a small town of Lisse.
As you can see people are already waiting for it.
This is the only day when you can witness it so the town is really prepared for the celebration.
And here go first participants of the parade.
First impression is not the best. Just a truck full of tulips.
Cute pink bicycle.
Funny something. Don't really know what it is. A flower basket with wheels I suppose.
And here go sponsor cars with the real parade and orchestra.
Old fire truck also takes place in the parade.
Finally. The main event everyone have been waiting for. Huge flower sculptures.
A sculpture of a orange juice glass.
Looks like a huge boot with orange pieces.
Small bicycle cars.
Another orange figure.
A flower forest.
It's a good thing we came here earlier to take a good place.
Newest Jaguar with what looks to me like flower coffin on the roof.
A real flower house.
Another sponsor of this event.
Huge flower cake. You can see how many flowers are there.
Something like a photo frames.
Every sculpture consists of two parts. Like two wagons. So this is a back part of the previous photo.
Funny fish in front of the beach.
There it goes.
Behind the fish goes a huge ship with the flag of Netherlands of course.
Pig with an apple in its mouth.
Not sure what it is behind the pig sculpture.
Looks like a huge cake to me.
Many sculptures were filled with different characters.
Huge cow head. Simple as it is.
And of course behind the cow goes a bottle of milk.
And lets not forget that all of it is made entirely out of flowers. Amazing
"Despicable me" movie characters flower sculptures in Lisse, Netherlands.
Probably one of the best sculptures. Cute characters from "Despicable me" movie.
A tea mug. English style.
Some fruits and berries.
And one of the last sculptures - a huge bottle of wine.
Cheers everyone. This was amazing.
The parade keeps going through half the Netherlands. And it only goes for one day. Imagine going through all this hard work for just one day. By the way it is totally for free as well.
So if you are interested in such an event, make sure you don't miss it next year. I would definitely recommend you one.comments powered by Disqus