windmills and tulips

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going to holland in the spring to see the tulips has long been on my bucket list. we made it happen this year, and i was not disappointed! we saw millions and millions of flowers and were totally blown away by the beauty.

when we arrived in the netherlands, we picked up a rental car and drove straight to kinderdijk, a collection of old windmills along a canal. ian was really psyched about visiting this place because both his grandfather and his dad served their missions in holland and have pictures here. we ended up being stuck in terrible traffic and taking several wrong turns, so the journey there was a bit miserable. but it was totally worth it in the end – the evening was so lovely and the windmills so cool to see and everyone was really happy out in the fresh air.
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these baby ducks in the canal were so sweet!!
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the next morning we woke up early and got to keukenhof gardens right as it opened. this place is an absolute wonderland. seriously unbelievable. we were so glad we went early because it started to get packed by lunchtime. the flowers were just sensational, and there is a playground and petting zoo to boot! i narrowed my photos down quite a lot but still have soooo many because holy cow this beauty just begged to be captured!
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from the top of the windmill at keukenhof, you can see some flower fields. this was a good taster for our afternoon, when we took a bike ride around the area.
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sometimes getting a picture with the kids is a bit of a struggle…haha.
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the hyacinths smelled soooooo good. it really felt like heaven on these paths that seemed neverending through the flowers.
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nap time for gabriel! i strolled him around while ian and moses played at the playground.
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there is so much beauty in this world! particularly in the netherlands in the springtime 😉

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  1. Soooo pretty! And I think hyacinths (or maybe lilacs) are my favorite scent of flowers, so I can only imagine what that was like. Beautiful photos!


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