Keukenhof Gardens Is For (Macro) Lovers, a Photo Essay

My daytrip at the Keukenhof Gardens, a mere 3 years ago, was absolutely perfect. The sun was out, shiny and warm, the drive through the tulip fields was dreamy and the gardens were filled of millions of colorful flowers. It really didn’t get any better than that.

While any level of photographer would be in heaven there, the amateur-blogger-photographer (yes, that is an official level) in me opted for the macro lens that day. And boy, I’m so glad I did! I got some amazing shots with an  incredible amount of details – despite the fact that it’s been a while since my visit, these flowers still adorn my screensaver today. Have a look at my very best photos of Keukenhof Gardens for yourself!

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This one is probably my favorite of all. I love how the yellow slowly merges into vibrant red. Nature really does know how to make pretty things!

There’s no doubt in my mind that if you visit Amsterdam in the spring, you simply MUST make a daytrip to the Gardens, even if you are not a nature’s lover or the proud owner of a green thumb (I am neither – I hate camping and I killed an aloe vera). The drive through the tulip fields alone is worth the trip! Tickets are only €21, and I think it’s rather well spent euros. Even though back then, I was totally broke during that leg of my eurotrip and finished the day eating crackers by a canal for dinner – it was still worth it.

Have you ever been to the Keukenhof Gardens? What’s your favorite photo of the Gardens?

 

17 Comments on Keukenhof Gardens Is For (Macro) Lovers, a Photo Essay

  1. Katherina
    April 18, 2012 at 3:15 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow, lovely pictures, Marie!!

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  2. JoAnna
    April 18, 2012 at 3:28 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m so smitten for macro flower photos. I’ve done a few photo essays of them myself on my blog as well.

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  3. Alexa Meisler
    April 18, 2012 at 9:16 pm (3 years ago)

    Beautiful. Lovely. I’m sure they smell as amazing as they look! Great shots.

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  4. Andrea
    April 18, 2012 at 9:49 pm (3 years ago)

    These flowers are just stunning – the first few look so interesting with their toothed petals – never seen those before!

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  5. Hawaii Vacation
    April 19, 2012 at 9:26 am (3 years ago)

    I absolutely love the Keukenhof gardens. Agree it is one of the best places to make macro pictures though making landscape is also pretty impressive there as you can choose the angle so that it captures different colours.

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  6. Christy @ Technosyncratic
    April 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm (3 years ago)

    You’re getting me SO excited to visit! Unfortunately the weather forecast for the Amsterdam area is showing rain for the next week, but I’m hoping we get some sunshine. The flowers look so much prettier with sun on them. :)

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  7. MikeG
    April 21, 2012 at 12:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Nice Pics, i live 4km from the Keukenhof, i visid it every week, i think that every one who visit the Keukenhof has a camera ;-)

    Your (macro)pics are great.

    Greetz from The Netherlands.

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  8. Laurence
    April 24, 2012 at 11:24 am (3 years ago)

    Spectacular macro shots :) I visited the Keukenhof about 20 years ago, remember it being very flowery!

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    • Marie
      April 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much – I’m glad you like them! Funny how Keukenhof changes but remains the same.

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    • Marie
      May 14, 2012 at 11:00 pm (3 years ago)

      Especially with such pretty subjects!

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  9. Lucie
    May 10, 2012 at 12:52 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you for this beautiful article, I’m going to Amsterdam in one week, and seriously considering a trip to go see the tulips…

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    • Marie
      May 14, 2012 at 10:42 pm (3 years ago)

      You should :-) It’s the most amazing thing ever! You’re going to be a bit late for the flower fields in the countryside but the garden will be quite lovely.

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    • Marie
      May 31, 2012 at 11:24 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you! :)

      Reply

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