If you’ve ever been to Holland in April or May, you’ve definitely heard the name Keukenhof. It is called “The Garden of Europe.” It is absolutely gorgeous, but I’m not a good enough photographer to have been able to capture most of it. Plus I wanted to enjoy the day without spending it all viewing through a phone lens… Now, I did take a zillion photos. I TRIED to pick out the best ones so I wouldn’t inundate you. This was really hard to do because it was the most incredible place.
Keukenhof also offered some other types of entertainment. One of those was this super-cool player machine which works a bit like a player piano with additional belts and such. I heard “In the Mood” from a distance and practically ran to find the source. I attended a few dozen jazz band concerts in high school, so that song always brings back fond memories.
There were several fun photo ops, as well. Laine and I took advantage of all of them.
There was also a great play area for the kids. This was a fun place for them to climb across various rope bridges. Then we found the zip line, which the kids wouldn’t ever miss an opportunity to ride.
We ended the day by climbing up this lovely windmill. I got a couple of great little videos of the inside workings, but unfortunately I didn’t save them. I’m sorry to have lost them, but it was an incredibly neat experience, nonetheless.