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05/14/2007 08:26:11 AM · #1
Greetings - I'm off to Amsterdam/Bruges/Luxemburg this Firday. I've read that the 19th (Saturday) is the last day for the tulip auction. I will have a chance to shoot it and wonder if anyone knows anything about it. Questions like: Is it worth it? What is the best way to get to it? Anyone have photos to share?

05/14/2007 08:53:21 AM · #2
To be honest I have never heard of this lastday for the tulip auction stuff. Got more details?

In the fields all tulips are gone. Perhaps in the parks and at the Keukenhof there might be some left.


05/14/2007 09:06:45 AM · #3
Originally posted by Azrifel:

To be honest I have never heard of this lastday for the tulip auction stuff. Got more details?

In the fields all tulips are gone. Perhaps in the parks and at the Keukenhof there might be some left.

Thanks for replying - in error I combined 2 events. The 19th is the last day for Keukenhof. Since it's the last day it is open and we are arriving that day, I was wondering if it was worth going to see. Second, any tips on Aalsmeer Flower auction (open year round)
05/14/2007 04:21:34 PM · #4
Yes, I think the Keukenhof will still be ok. I must say that I have never been there, but from what I heard they keep replacing flowers all the time. I understand that it is now mostly about lillies and less so about tulips. They also have a website with more info: Keukenhof. Check events for the latest news and flowers used.

I have only been to the Aalsmeer Flower auction once with my uncle, who sold bulbs there. But I was very young. The thing I remember most is that a lot of action is at the early hours. Cannot say for sure how it is now as trading has increased. Last time I was there as an adult it was to inspect their roof. :)


05/14/2007 05:31:16 PM · #5
thanks for the info, Sander -- I am hoping to get to the auction and Kerkenhof even though tulip season may be just past. I enjoyed looking through your portfolio shots - I'll be shooting some windmills but I'm thinking I won't get a chance to until we arrive in Bruges. I'll post some shots when I return. Theresa
05/14/2007 05:51:47 PM · #6
Sander rules! Best tour guide in Holland!!
06/09/2007 07:52:24 PM · #7
Returned this week from my trip - turns out the Gardens were open but the tulips were all gone - early warm weather my innkeeper said. Thanks for the info - we enjoyed Holland a lot!
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