The Tulips Are Coming

Floriade in 2005
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That’s right; before we know it spring will be here. And what happens over in the Netherlands in the spring? Tulips of course. Have you heard of the Keukenhof Gardens? It is a spectacular garden that has more than 7 million flowers on approximately 79 acres. This is then broken down into smaller themed gardens, such as the historical garden which transports you back in time to a castle garden where you will enjoy rare historic varieties of flowers.

The Floriade World Horticultural Expo will be held this year, an event that is held once every 10 years and has about 2 million visitors. This year’s theme is ‘Be part of the theatre in nature, get closer to the quality of life’. What can you expect to see and do at Floriade? Aside from what you would expect, the flowers and nature exhibits, there will be international entertainment, like music and theater. Learn about different cultures and sample foods from various countries at the Restaurant World Show. There are numerous activities that go on throughout the day making it a wonderful day trip. Check out for complete information.

If this all sounds like a dream vacation think about taking a river cruise. You will get to visit these attractions and others while sailing in the comfort of a river cruise ship that accommodates around 150 guests. Small ships with great service, all with riverview rooms, most with balconies. This can be a wonderful relaxing vacation full of beauty and culture.