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Old March 29th, 2013, 06:55 PM
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Default For Keukenhof & tulip watchers

The new blog is up for this week for Keukenhof with info and photos. I've watched this for a few years now and it's always the most up-to-date info I've found. It's updated weekly through Keukenhof's season.


I wish us all good luck. It's indeed hard to predict year to year but it's sad for those of us who cannot change dates. Tours book way ahead unfortunately and airlines no longer permit enough winter clothes. Perhaps a nice warm hot chocolate instead!
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Old March 30th, 2013, 07:26 PM
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Thanks for the link. We will be there April 15, we'll just play it by ear. The link was very helpful.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 09:17 PM
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Me and a friend were there last year in mid April and the gardens were fantastic!!!!! I will try and post a picture tomorrow.

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Old March 31st, 2013, 01:58 AM
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Thanks so much for the link. We are going the first week of May and I was worried we would miss the tulips but it looks promising.

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Old March 31st, 2013, 03:54 AM
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Flowers will bloom much later this year since it still is far too cold for the time of the year. Actually Christmas was warmer then Easter in Holland......
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Old April 12th, 2013, 12:52 PM
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Just noticed that there is a recent update to the blog
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Old April 15th, 2013, 05:23 PM
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Further updates:

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Old April 17th, 2013, 04:17 PM
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Default April 16 update

We were at Kuekenhof yesterday. Lots of early spring flowers; very pretty. Daffodils in full bloom except for the latest varieties. The earliest tulips are blooming in the outdoor beds. The indoor displays are fabulous.

Two weeks from now should be about peak, based on what we saw; but we were not dissapointed.
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