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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.

Great roads in Netherlands

On our way past Amsterdam to Keukenhof flower garden.

Passing Schiphol airport

Passing Schiphol airport - the largest airport in Netherlands.

Huge plane on the bridge

Really weird feeling when a huge plane passes over you.

Air pollution in Netherlands

Such a beautiful day is being spoiled by manufacturing.

Interesting sculpture in Netherlands

Interesting sculpture on the side of the road.

Car park in Keukenhof

And here we are. The car park tells us there must be a few people already inside.

Main entrance to Keukenhof

Main entrance to Keukenhof

people at Keukenhof

Most of the people are at the age over 50. I think we came about 30 years too early here.

Keukenhof garden

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.

Keukenhof sculptures

Every sculpture had a sign with its author and its price.

Flower garden in Keukenhof

Inside one of the flower houses. Flowers are literally everywhere.

Flowers Keukenhof

I can show you flowers all day long, which is quite boring so I've picked only some that I think might be interesting.

Interesting flowers at Keukenhof

I personally am not a flower person. For me they all look alright, but these I have to admit are quite unique.

Flowers at Keukenhof garden

No idea how they are called though. I just call them pretty red flowers :)

Tulips at Keukenhof garden

And of course millions of tulips - since it's almost a symbol of Netherlands.

Keukenhof photos

Our mates.

Keukenhof yellow flowers

Another weird flowers with spikes or something. :)

Keukenhof flower garden photos

I think you got the point so lets keep going leaving flowers behind.

Souvenirs at Keukenhof

Of course lots of souvenirs everywhere.

Dutch Windmill at Keukenhof

Huge windmill which you can enter for no good reason what so ever.

Tulip fields at Keukenhof

You can take a boat trip or just walk down the fields full of tulips.

Keukenhof garden maze

Garden maze. You can really lost in there looking for exit.

Keukenhof fountains

And of course fountains everywhere.

Beautifully decorated parks at Keukenhof

Beautifully decorated parks.

Keukenhof flower patterns

From this point of view it looks like people are standing on the water.

Keukenhof people attractions

But now we can see that this is just another attraction. We decided not to stand in lines.

Keukenhof pinecones

I don't know about you but I'm seeing pinecones. :)

Keukenhof tulip fields

hyacinth fields.

Lisse town

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.

Lisse flower parade

As you can see people are already waiting for it.

Lisse flower town

This is the only day when you can witness it so the town is really prepared for the celebration.

Flower parade in Netherlands

And here go first participants of the parade.

Flower parade at Keukenhof

First impression is not the best. Just a truck full of tulips.

Cute pink bicycle Keukenhof

Cute pink bicycle.

flower basket with wheels at Keukenhof

Funny something. Don't really know what it is. A flower basket with wheels I suppose.

Keukenhof flower parade and orchestra

And here go sponsor cars with the real parade and orchestra.

Fire truck in the flower parade

Old fire truck also takes place in the parade.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower sculptures

Finally. The main event everyone have been waiting for. Huge flower sculptures.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower sculptures

A sculpture of a orange juice glass.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower sculptures huge boot

Looks like a huge boot with orange pieces.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower sculptures

Small bicycle cars.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower orange sculptures

Another orange figure.

Mercedes at flower parade

Cool Mercedes.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower sculptures of a forest

A flower forest.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower sculptures

It's a good thing we came here earlier to take a good place.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower sculptures

Newest Jaguar with what looks to me like flower coffin on the roof.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower house

A real flower house.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower sculptures

Another sponsor of this event.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower cake sculptures

Huge flower cake. You can see how many flowers are there.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower photo frames sculpture

Something like a photo frames.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower photo sculptures

Every sculpture consists of two parts. Like two wagons. So this is a back part of the previous photo.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower fish sculptures

Funny fish in front of the beach.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower fish sculptures

There it goes.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower ship sculptures

Behind the fish goes a huge ship with the flag of Netherlands of course.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower charity sculptures

Charity sculpture.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower strawberries sculpture

Huge strawberries.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower pig sculpture

Pig with an apple in its mouth.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower pig sculpture

Not sure what it is behind the pig sculpture.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower cake sculpture

Looks like a huge cake to me.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower cake sculpture

Many sculptures were filled with different characters.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower cow sculpture

Huge cow head. Simple as it is.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower milk bottle sculpture

And of course behind the cow goes a bottle of milk.

Amazing Keukenhof flower parade with flower sculpture

And lets not forget that all of it is made entirely out of flowers. Amazing

Keukenhof flower parade with flower despicable me movie characters  sculpture

"Despicable me" movie characters flower sculptures in Lisse, Netherlands.

Keukenhof flower parade with flower despicable me movie characters  sculpture

Probably one of the best sculptures. Cute characters from "Despicable me" movie.

Keukenhof flower parade car

Keukenhof flower parade with flower tea sculpture

A tea mug. English style.

Amazing Keukenhof flower parade with flower berry sculpture

Some fruits and berries.

Amazing Keukenhof flower parade with flower wine bottle sculpture

And one of the last sculptures - a huge bottle of wine.

Amazing Keukenhof flower parade with flower sculpture

Cheers everyone. This was amazing.

Amazing Keukenhof flower parade with flower sculpture

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.

Amazing Keukenhof flower parade with flower sculpture in Lisse

So if you are interested in such an event, make sure you don't miss it next year. I would definitely recommend you one.

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