Well it would be rude to visit Amsterdam in the Spring and not make the effort to seek out some tulips. So on a beautiful Sunday afternoon I jumped on another bus and went to Keukenhof.What a beautiful afternoon I spent among the flowers.The tulips were just starting to come out while I was there but I would imagine it would be spectacular to visit now a few weeks on, I expect they will all be in full bloom. Still there was plenty to see, tulips, other spring flowers, sculptures, and pretty garden displays. Here are a few of the shots I took.As you can see lots of beautiful colour everywhere. There was also another windmill in the park.This one was actually open and you could go part way up inside. What a lovely view looking out over the park.Also it was fun to get up close and get some other views on the windmill. The blades were turning in the breeze so I had to stand for a while with my camera pointing up to get a shot whose composition I was happy with. Everyone else had their cameras pointing out over the pretty view I think they thought I was quite mad!
The park also has several covered pavilions, one of them had a beautiful display of orchids and exotic flowersThere were also little display stands dotted around in the pavilions. I loved this little display of antique style lights.Of course I can't let you go without one final shot of the tulips.If you are not already totally bored of hearing about my trip I still have another couple of posts to share .....but that will be for another time