Flowers & Windmills of Holland

For a spring garden display, Keukenhof Gardens can’t be topped. Keukenhof is situated on 80 acres SW of Amsterdam on what was a 15th century hunting estate. A castle was built on the grounds in 1641 and the garden itself was established in 1949 by the then mayor of nearby Lisse. Keukenhof is the world’s largest flower garden where each fall over 7 million bulbs are planted.

Kinderdijk is a small village only about 10 miles from Rotterdam. It is near Holland’s oldest city of Dordrecht. Kinderdijk is famous for its 19 windmills dating from the 1500s.

Zaanse Schans is a collection of historic windmills and houses that were moved from the area of Zaanstreek in the 1970s. Today is a very interesting and colorful outdoor museum.