Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Great Birthday Adventure: Day 2

Day 2 of our adventure was spent in the Keukenhof Gardens. We had heard rumours that it's best to arrive early to the garden because the crowds get huge in the afternoon, so we left our hotel at around 9:45 and we were in the park by 10:20, with only minimal traffic. Michael overheard onethe parking staff say that based on the number of cars, there were about 25,000 people in thegardens already when we arrived. Keukenhof has got to be the closest thing to Disney World thatEurope has (except maybe for EuroDisney...) - big crowds, girls dressed up in traditional Dutch outfits and wooden clogs, food stands selling warm ham on a bun, men playing accordians. But the garden grounds are immaculate, the atmosphere is festive and the colours everywhere are absolutely incredible. Here are the pictures!





























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