2022 Flower festival Keukenhof

In 2022 flower festival Keukenhof will bloom again. It is not just one of the largest gardens in the world. It is also one of the most popular spring attractions in the Amsterdam area. Start planning your spring visit 2022 to Holland now with this info & tips.

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travel tips school holiday The Hague outdoors with kids Verita's Visit bike tours

The Hague outdoors with kids : park & play

Dubbed as the Green city by the sea, visiting The Hague outdoors with kids is just one big celebration. 

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lasagna recipe for flower bulb planting in fall blogpost Verita's Visit

Lasagna recipe flower bulb planting

New flowers come to bloom each day in the spring flower gardens of the Netherlands. When my participants visit the Keukenhof park before the tulip bike tour, they ask me: how do they do it? Well, they use the lasagna recipe flower bulb planting in fall. Dutch style of course. Let me explain.

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Visit flower fields in summer around tulip gardens Netherlands tour Verita's Visit Keukenhof

Visit flower fields in summer around tulip gardens

Less tourists, more interaction with locals. Visit flower fields in summer around the tulip gardens Netherlands and you'll feel that burst of happiness. The colorful explosion of dahlias and other bulb flowers will make your heart go b(l)oom like tulips do. And, when that's not enough there are still the highlights of the Flower Region. And the local festivals. All best to be explored by bike. A great way to taste the local culture in a relaxed way and live the Dutch life. Even if it's just for 1 day. Read more


Gouda celebration crafts & food - a family day trip

There is no better place to taste traditional Dutch food than the province South Holland. Dutch cheese and stroopwafels are in the top 3 of things to eat in Gouda. Before we literally get our hands on these artisanal products, let's start our mini Gouda celebration of crafts & food by diving into Gouda and her history of handmade products.

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Heritage Days South Holland Open Monuments

Local festivals and public holidays in the Netherlands are based on ceremonies and traditions. Nature is linked to century old involvement by humans. Even seasonal Dutch food and artisanal products are not the same without looking at history. The European Heritage Days in South Holland make you live the Dutch life in present, past and future. Here are my 4 favorite places to visit on Open Monuments Day.

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Keukenhof daytrip spring summer fall fruit picking cherry blossom apple farm Verita's Visit Holland

Keukenhof day trip: fruit blossom & plucking

This Keukenhof day trip is not what you expect. Yes, in spring you'll be surrounded by flowers, but it's not just the tulips. This is another off the beaten path travel tip in the countryside around the  world famous flower garden. Less crowded, charming places which are great for a family activity or just to bring out the child in you in spring or fall.

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July flower makes you winner Dutch sporting event

Day four. The last miles. Your feet are full of blisters, your knees ache and every muscle in your body is twitching. You see the finish line. The crowds cheer. You’re going to give it all you got. With tears in your eyes you reach the finish. You did it! Overwhelmed with emotion, you receive your prize: the July flower that makes every participant a winner. 

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3 great boat bike combinations in the Netherlands

Both bike and boat in The Netherlands are very popular. In combination they're common. Too common even. Many Dutch locals don't even realise how often they use both transport modes at the same time.  These are my 3 favorite bicycle & canal boat combinations Read more


Join King's Day & sports events an orange festival in Holland Verita's Visit

Orange festival in Holland

It’s one big orange festival in Holland. The orange craze on King’s Day is nothing compared to the one during sport events such as the European Football Championship, World Cup or the Olympics. Read more