John and I took a break from all the flowers to check out the other areas inside the gardens. We tried on a few pairs of wooden clogs, navigated our way through a maze, and narrowly escaped the beak of a stalker swan. All in all, a pretty good day!
The lily show in the Willem-Alexander pavilion at Keukenhof Gardens.
Pictures from the anthurium, bromelia, and orchid show in the Beatrix pavilion.
Around the 15th century, the fields near the city of Lisse were covered with forests and dunes that were used as hunting grounds for the area nobility. Over the centuries, these forests were cut down and many of the neighboring estates were removed to develop the flower fields for which Holland is now internationally renown.