Venue: nearby Keukenhof

Camera & Lens specs: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 34mm, aperture ƒ/16, shutter speed 1/125s

Music: Lange Frans & Baas B – Het land van (

I took this photo exactly on this day two years ago in the tulip fields by the famous park Keukenhof near Leiden. Apart from its second anniversary, I decided to post this photo today also because of the coming King’s day, the biggest national celebration in the Netherlands (up until several years ago it was Queen’s day and the date was 4 days later). The photo seems a good way to congratulate all Dutch people as it bears so many classic Dutch signs – the tulips, the Dutch flag, and unfortunately the (almost) omnipresent dark clouds. Of course it’s missing the usual canals and bikes, but I promise you lots of them in one of my future posts from my visit to Utrecht and Amsterdam several weeks ago. In the meantime, happy King’s day to everyone celebrating and hope you enjoy the Dutch hip-hop song!

48 thoughts on “Nederland

  1. I will celebrate King’s Day here!!! That was nice to read your post this morning!
    And that’s a nice shot btw.
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂


  2. Breathless, for the shear madness of thousands of beautiful tulips. It’s like a pretty pieces of cake. My husband and I are investigating a Canal tour that takes only 80. The room doors slide open to the water and Keukenhof Gardens is the primary reason to go. Would you say April would be best?


  3. I’m delighted you reblogged this picture…it is fabulous, and I missed it the first time. Such a treat to see this morning. My travels have not taken me to the Netherlands, but now I’m bitten with desire to experience it.

    Welcome to that little voice and thank you for following my blog. Look forward to seeing more of your great photographs.


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