Googled ‘Tulip Quote’ to find a nice sentence to start off this post. As you can tell I couldn’t find one haha. It has been a really long time since I last blogged. In January I started a pre-master (a bridge year between one degree and another). Studying always came relatively easy to me, but this premaster was/is something else. The workload became too much to handle together with blogging daily. I have to pass this premaster in half a year in order to start my master’s degree. Currently I’m still quite busy, but I do have a bit more free time than before. This means that The Beauty Suitcase is BACK! I can’t promise daily updates, but I’m going to try my best to update as frequent as possible.
Starting off this blogpost with a patriotic post about the Dutch tulip/flower fields. Every year around April/May the area between Leiden and Amsterdam known as “De Bollenstreek” (Dutch for “Bulb Region”) is packed with the loveliest flowers. Mainly tulips. This year my boyfriend Chris and I decided to visit. Once with an international colleague/friend and once with a bunch of friends who came over from Spain. I compiled both visits in this post.
All photos in this post belong to Chris by the way. If you want to use them feel free to shoot me an e-mail (see about section). Please don’t use them without our permission.
So these two decided to bike all the way to the tulip fields and back. A total ride of 100 km. As you can see me and Chris’ colleague’s girlfriend (that’s a mouthful haha) decided to take the scooter.
Found this amazing clip of the Dutch flower fields filmed by drone. I commute by train to university and this comes really close to the view I saw from the window every single day for the past month. I think I like the view of the flower fields from afar the best. The colors of the flowers are so bright, that almost looks fake!
I absolutely love the shape of these tulips! So unique looking. If you’re a tourist and you don’t have a car/bike to drive around you can also visit Keukenhof, which is one of the largest flower gardens. It is only open a couple weeks a year in spring, so make sure to check before you embark on a trip there! It is very touristic (but still very pretty) so getting there is super easy. I believe that you can take several forms of public transport there.
I’ve been trying to think which color flower field is my favorite among these all, but I really can’t decide! I just love the mosaic of colors. My favorite combination is probably baby pink, purple and deep pink/red.