Biking through Holland's Tulip Fields

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April 29th 2005
Published: March 14th 2006
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Now, where did we park? Was it Section D, Row 12, Level 4, or was it Row 4, Level 12, Section E? - Let's look over there! We'll never park our bikes in Amsterdam, then drink lots of beer ever again!
Today, we'll take a bike ride through the Tulip Fields of Holland, just a few miles from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam. This trip was organized by Frederik from Let's Go Bike Tours.

We experienced the magnificent flowering bulb fields with thousands of hyacinths, narcissus and tulips in countless colors on a bike, very exhilerating and picturesque!

The scenery is beautiful and very Dutch. The bike lanes are almost completely flat. We saw the tulip fields and modern, as well as centuries old country houses, small towns, villages and a visit to the Pannenkoekenhuis (pancake house) and Uitspanning "De Oase" ("The Oasis" Pub) for Pannenkoeken (traditional dutch pancakes) and locally brewed beer.

The best time to see the bulbs in bloom is around mid-April to early May (or a little earlier or later, depending on the weather). Enjoy!

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Hey!  Al, glad you found the bikes. . . Hey!  Al, glad you found the bikes. . .
Hey! Al, glad you found the bikes. . .

. . . now which way to the Tulip Fields!
We made it . . .We made it . . .
We made it . . .

Finally at the Tulip Fields.
WOW ! !WOW ! !
WOW ! !

Tulips everywhere.
Al, Holly and the Bike GroupAl, Holly and the Bike Group
Al, Holly and the Bike Group

In the Tulip Field, photography by Frederik.
Our Bike GroupOur Bike Group
Our Bike Group

Taking a short break to enjoy our surroundings. That's Frederik, our tour guide, second from right.
Pannenkoekenhuis "De Oase"Pannenkoekenhuis "De Oase"
Pannenkoekenhuis "De Oase"

Great Pancakes at the Pancake House & Uitspanning "De Oase", Vogelenzang.
Traditional PannenkoekenTraditional Pannenkoeken
Traditional Pannenkoeken

We had traditional dutch pancakes, and as might be expected, beer.
Dutch Countryside HomeDutch Countryside Home
Dutch Countryside Home

This would belong to a very wealthy Family.
Thatch Roof, Dutch StyleThatch Roof, Dutch Style
Thatch Roof, Dutch Style

Thatch roof in Holland, for a moment I thought we were in the Cotswolds.
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Nice Dutch Home

In the Dutch countryside.

11th November 2005

Hi. Enjoyed looking at your blog. Plan to visit the bulb field next spring. Great photos !
26th April 2006

Great pics of tulips!
Looks great, we hope to make the trip this weekend! Any suggestions of specific villages to commence the trip?

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