Keukenhof Tulip Gardens.

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  1. cydersyd

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    Hope to be off to see the tulips in April. Has anyone camped at either the gardens or nearby in safety or has any tips. I would be grateful.
     
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    When I did Keukenhof we stayed at Abbenes at Hoeve'tGroene Hart Kaagweg 50.GPS n52,22630 e4,61911. Can be found in Camper stop Europe. Nice stop about 10 km from Keukenhof .Good shops near by cheap fuel etc.
     
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    If you require a stop beforehand I can recommend Eaten -Leur Jachthaven Turfhout cycle friendly area worth a couple of days.
     
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    we went last year and used the aire in Gouda centre then drove round the bulb fields and back for another night

    we had done Keukenhof before and considered it again but it was seriously busy when we got near it, queues for quite a way and masses of coaches, probably worth going once though

    the fields are a real treat for us, sight and smell

    have fun (y)

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    What a beautiful country! :D We have never been to the Keukenhof, shame on us. But driving along the tulipfields is also very nice.
     
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    We stopped overnight just around the corner along the lane I mentioned in the Amsterdam Today thread. Perfectly safe, loads of MHs along there, nose to tail by evening.

    I'm not a huge fan of flower gardens but Keukenhof is well worth the effort - it's only open during the colourful bit of the year.
     
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    Two tips
    Take a packed lunch, or eat in the MH. Food on site is expensive and rubbish

    Take plenty of warm clothes, the wind in the Netherlards is biting

    Enjoy !
     
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    Another thing to look for at Keukenhof - they sometimes have a traditional street barrel organ called the Draaiorgel de Adriaen that is set up to play modern hits. If you've not yet heard Bohemian Rhapsody on a Dutch barrel organ you haven't lived. I bought the CD :)
     
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    We stayed at http://www.koningshofholland.com/en/camping-caravanning/ a few years ago. Site is fine but the pitches are bit tight. If you do stay there, it's a lot shorter (12Km instead of 18Km) and quicker to cycle to Keukenhof as you cycle straight up through small villages while the road goes miles further. We left the gardens at the same time as another family who had gone by car (paying handsomely for parking!). They queued and queued to get out and we were home long before them even riding very gently and having stopped to look at baby lambs etc on route.
     

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