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Question about visiting Keukenhof Gardens

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Question about visiting Keukenhof Gardens

We're planning a break to Amsterdam next spring, and would love to visit the Keukenhof. Because of various commitments at home, we can't take our break during much of April, which I know is when the gardens are at their peak.

I realise much depends on whether spring is early or late, but if you had the choice between visiting the gardens either the first week of April or the second week of May, which would you choose?

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1. Re: Question about visiting Keukenhof Gardens

>>If you had the choice between visiting the gardens either the first week of April or the second week of May, which would you choose?

Given the reasons you have already outlined it simply isn't possible to give you any useful guidance now.

Can you hold a decision until winter is ending? Say Feb? That way we'll have a better idea of what kind of winter it has been.

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This year there was hardly a tulip to be see when the park opened mid March. I remember embarrassing scenes on the news of them showing the Russian Ambassador around the themed Russian gardens and all there was to see were patches of bare ground.

Wait until Spring as Brian said.

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3. Re: Question about visiting Keukenhof Gardens

Keukenhof is open from 24 March to 20 May 2011 (www.keukenhof.nl) and on this basis I would suggest that by the second week of May, the displays are getting to their fag-end.

I therefore suggest that you are more likely to see a better display in early April than in mid-May.

And don't waste time trying to second-guess the weather six months hence!

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6. Re: Question about visiting Keukenhof Gardens

Your earlier date gives you a better shot at a fabulous display though also includes a possibility of a lot of nothing. Your later date will just about guarantee that you'll have some attractive areas but fabulous won't likely be in the cards this late. If you're still having a difficult choice, flip a coin and have an enjoyable trip to NL no matter when you go.

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