The land of tulips, windmills & much more!

The Netherlands! Yes, those awesome landscapes, wooden houses and windmills of Zaanse Schans, unforgettable sunset at the NEMO science museum behind the Amsterdam central station, cycles, a lot of cycles, walking through the streets and on canal banks of Harleem, tulips and just tulips at the KEUKENHOF tulip gardens, a complete contrast at Rotterdam with its breathtaking modern architecture. Finally, an hour cruise from Rotterdam is Kinderdijk, a small windmill village with mills dating back to the 18th century.

Totally a great experience! Here are few pictures.


Zaanse Schans

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The green houses

 

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Windmills of Zaanse Schans
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House of  courage the cowardly dog

Amsterdam

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The velos of Amsterdam
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That sunset!

Harleem

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Canal of Harleem

Rotterdam

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The swan bridge
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Let’s play with the blocks
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Copy, paste, paste, paste
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Time to play with cubes

Kinderdijk

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Windmill
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Windmills
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Windmillsssss

 

Link to the post of tulips of Keukenhof:

https://kpworldofadventures.wordpress.com/tag/keukenhof-2018/

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The tulips of Holland

Here are few pictures from the recent KEUKENHOF 2018 flower show.

Keukenhof is the world’s biggest tulip flower garden. It’s a 40km drive from Amsterdam. In spring, it has the best collection of unique tulips and has many beautiful ponds.

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Normandy – France

Here are the captures from my recent travel to Normandy, a region of the Northern France.

1. Claude Monet Giverny garden.

This has a flower garden and also a water garden. It has an ultimate collection of flowers.

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Water garden

DSC_0763For the ones searching for flower collections: I had posted a dedicated article for the flower collections. https://kpworldofadventures.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/flowers-of-giverny-garden-france/

2. Etretat

It is a place with beautiful beaches, natural arcs, and cliffs. Sunset looks great from here. When the tides are low you can cross the cliff (the one in below picture) through a cave and can explore the part of the cliff (L’Aiguille). And it is not a sand beach but filled with pebbles in order to save the cliffs from erosion.

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Beach and cliff with L’Aiguille behind
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Natural arch
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Sunset
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This is what you see if you cross through the cave (L’Aiguille)

3. Arromanches-Les-Bains

It was once an artificial port and the place where Normandy landings on D-day took place during World war 2 (6th June 1944).  Even now, one can find the remains of the harbor in the beach.

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4. Mont Saint-Michel

It’s a rocky island few meters away from the land and easily accessible by the foot bridge. Low tide allowed us to explore around the island and enjoy the breathtaking sunset.

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Sunset