Spring trip 2009: Keukenhof-garden

Spring is here for several weeks already, and I with several informatics students of the RWTH Aachen went to the famous Keukenhof tulip garden somewhere near Lisse, the Netherlands, that’s claimed to be the world’s largest flower garden. No comment about the claim, but the garden is indeed large πŸ™‚ We were 13 (me, Anu, Ali, Bikash, Chat, Chitra, Eduardo, Fariha, Imtiaz, Jothir, Kiran, Pan, Rashed), and we went to Lisse by bus (a sort of tour). The tour package was quite nice, € 26 for the whole trip (including the ticket entrance to the garden, but of course excluding food). Thanks to Chitra for arranging the trip. By the way, this log is relatively fast compared to other logs in this blog, just 1 day after the event πŸ˜›

We departed from near Aachen’s theatre around 7 a.m., and the trip took about 4 hours. The bus took us to a street where the flower parade (bloemencorso) took place. Cars, buses, trucks among other vehicles were decorated with tulips. In addition, several drum bands showed off their talents as well. Several pictures from the spot can be seen below.

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Lisse – Asterix was there in the parade

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Lisse – This big bee was also there

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Lisse – The drumband parade

After the parade was over, we went back to the bus and continued the trip to the Keukenhof garden, and entered the garden. It was so crowded and we lost the guys some moments before entering the garden. So I, Chitra, Fariha and Kiran went around (just the 4 of us, and I was the only guy πŸ˜€ ) and took many pictures. I took a video as well, but I’m too lazy to upload it to youtube. As I had expected before coming to the garden, the garden was packed with cool tulips. Colourful and beautiful.

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Keukenhof – Entrance to the garden

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Keukenhof – The garden’s entrance ticket

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Keukenhof – Yellow and pink tulips

And below are several poses of mine with the tulips πŸ˜›

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Keukenhof – Posing with the tulips

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Keukenhof – Another pose with the tulips

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Keukenhof – Another pose, this time sitting on the grass

I was wondering also whether one day I’ll be in a position like in the picture below, giving the pretty tulip to my future wife and say “I love you….” Ow, so romanticcccc πŸ˜€ Well, I hope it will come true πŸ™‚

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Keekenhof – “Ti amo….”

There was also a sort of lake in the garden. I and the girls bought ice cream and sat on the grass at the bank of the lake. I felt so light and relaxed. I wish I could enjoy that moment frequently πŸ™‚

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Keukenhof – Tulips at the bank of the lake

We also came accross to a giant traditional pair of shoes of Holland. And as usual, I made a cool pose with them πŸ™‚

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Keukenhof – Posing with the giant pair of shoes

There was also a windmill at one edge of the garden. Windmill is a famous icon for Holland as well.

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Keukenhof – Tulips and a windmill

Before leaving the garden, I also tried laying on a stack of hay. I felt so comfortable. I wish I had laid longer πŸ˜€

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Keukenhof – Laying on the hay stack…

Then I and the girls hurried to the bus since it was almost 6 p.m. (the bus’ departure time back to Aachen). During the trip back to Aachen, the guys were playing cards like mad. I watched them for sometimes then slept. I’d like to thank my travel companions for this wonderful trip to the tulip garden. Hopefully I’ll visit Keukenhof again later on.

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6 Responses to “Spring trip 2009: Keukenhof-garden”


  1. 1 Richard Tulloch March 29, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Nice to see those photos of the parade, Dafferianto. I’ve been to the Keukenhof a couple of times, but never seen that. Thanks and happy travelling!

    http://richardtulloch.wordpress.com/2010/03/13/its-tulip-time-hollands-keukenhof/

    • 2 Dafferianto March 30, 2010 at 12:06 am

      @Richard Tulloch:

      Thanks for visiting my blog. Your blog entry about Keukenhof is so informative. I should learn from your blog to write better posts πŸ™‚ It’s another springtime. Planning to visit Keukenhof again?

  2. 3 michelle May 11, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    hello, may i know what tour agency did you book your trip from? πŸ™‚ i am in aachen now, and i am interested in going there too!

  3. 5 Sabyasachi Dasgupta March 21, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Could you tell which bus service u used ?


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