Going Dutch

We made The Netherlands the third country on our two-week tour.  About 20% of The Netherlands lies below sea level and for this reason, Italians named the country “Paesi Bassi.”  Because of the low, flat land, it is a perfect spot for agriculture and one of the reasons why the country is famous for its spring tulip farms.  I actually planned this two week trip around the tulips blooming in late March, but to our dismay, Europe had an unbelievably cold winter and on our arrival, the tulips were still hiding.  I was pretty disappointed!  Nevertheless, we saw some of the flowers in the greenhouses at the Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, a pretty awesome MC Escher museum in The Hague, visited the UNESCO World Heritage windmills in Kinderdijk, and toured world-famous Amsterdam.

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