South Holland, Netherlands

It’s impossible for us to think of South Holland, without thinking of the rainbow coloured tulip fields and the unparalleled Keukenhof Gardens, in Lisse, a place we’ve visited ten times. But there’s more to South Holland than tulips. The region is also home to some of our favourite Dutch cities and towns.

We’ve spent time in the capital, The Hague, enjoying the museums and architectural contrasts between ancient and modern. Then there is Rotterdam, where there’s nothing ancient in sight. This modern city is a must for architecture buffs. We also love picturesque Gouda; Delft, with its tile factories and university vibe; and our favourite beach is at Nordwijk aan Zee.

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Keukenhof Gardens

The Netherlands is known for tulips and every spring, millions of garden tourists travel to the biggest tulip garden in the world – Keukenhof Gardens.

Situated in the middle of South Holland’s tulip fields, in the town of Lisse, Kuekenhof is a magical place for garden lovers. Over 7 million flower bulbs bloom every spring, in the park. Although it is only open from the end of March to the end of May, the Keukenhof has seen 44 million visitors in its 60 years.

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For the first few days of October, our little flat was rather full. My parents arrived on the 1st and the following day, Andrew’s Aunt Doreen and Cousin Sandra arrived. In order to avoid staying in such close quarters for the whole weekend, Andrew and I took the whole crew to Amsterdam on the...
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Andrew and I just got back from another absolutely fantastic long weekend away. Remember our London trip… how we had fantastic weather and we didn’t argue once (unheard for us)? Well, we just had a repeat and I still have to keep looking at my calendar and reminding myself it’s only April. First off,...
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