Touring the Keukenhof Garden in Holland

Parrot Tulips at the Willem Alexander Pavilion

  If you plan to travel anywhere in or near The Netherlands from March through late May, a day-trip to the Keukenhof Gardens is a must. The Keukenhof is the largest garden in the world and no matter if it is rainy or sunny, cold or warm, you will be rewarded by an opportunity to see a plethora of vivid, blooming plants. We traveled there as part of our AMA Waterways Tulip Cruise ... Read Full Article

Kinderdijk, Holland’s Famous Windmills

Visiting the famous windmills of the Kinderdijk is a truly moving experience. These windmills were originally built to pump water out of the country, which highlights the fact that the Netherlands has been sinking into the North Sea for centuries. Much of the Netherlands is comprised of peat bogs, and the Dutch used to harvest the peat for fuel. Then they discovered that the land beneath their ... Read Full Article

Keukenhof: Holland in Bloom

Purple Hyacinths at the Keukenhof

  Keukenhof, Dutch for “kitchen garden”, is the world’s largest flower garden. With over 7 million flower bulbs planted in the 70-acre garden annually, it is easy to see why this massive park has been called the ‘Garden of Europe’. Opened in 1949, the grounds were designed by the same architects that designed the Vondelpark in Amsterdam. It was originally a hunting area that ... Read Full Article