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River Cruise Experiences: Tulips and Windmills

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Spring is the best time of year to discover The Netherlands during tulip season. Besides tulips, cruising in The Netherlands is also famous for taking travelers into the heart of Kinderdijk to learn about windmills.
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Dam, 1012 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands
The last night in Amsterdam we are walking near Dam Square. We have been to the Van Gogh Museum earlier and are still marveling at his brilliance. I take two photos nearby and then this one which somehow transforms into a Van Gogh styled image, by...
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Singel, 1012 XG Amsterdam, Netherlands
After biking all around Amsterdam, you will work up an appetite. While perusing all the millions of flowers and bulbs, it was a nice surprise to find something to nibble on. After we sampled all the cheeses, we were full and it cost nothing! Great...
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Herengracht 316, 1016 BW Amsterdam, Netherlands
The impressive facades of Amsterdam's 17th century canal houses conceal stunning gardens that come alive in spring. During Open Tulip Days in late April/early May, one ticket buys access to more than a dozen secluded gardens, most of which are...
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Prinsengracht 112, 1015 EA Amsterdam, Netherlands
As we walked across a bridge over a canal, seeking things that make Amsterdam unique, we found the Tulip Museum and of course obliged to enter. As two women from the States, we had little knowledge of the fields of tulips just outside this Dutch...
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2961 Kinderdijk, Netherlands
"God made the world but the Dutch created the Netherlands" goes an old saying, popular in Holland. For proof, visit Kinderdijk—19 spinning windmills in a stunning natural landscape that would be underwater were it not for Dutch ingenuity. Built in...
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2961 Kinderdijk, Netherlands
Kinderdijk is one of the Netherlands' most popular tourist sites, as you would have guessed, since it is a series of windmills. Of course when you think of the Netherlands (or Holland, as most refer to the country as), you think of windmills... or...
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Keukenhofdreef, Lisse, Netherlands
This year was the 3 time we have been to Keukenhof and by far the best experience. Why? Because the first time we went in May and we were too late for the tulips. They had flowers in the pavilions and rhododendrons in bloom outside but that was...