I've gone to see some of these events, but most years I go after it's done. I can enjoy the tulips and Holland without the crowds. :)
This year the tulips were a little late, due to the long, cold winter. However, they were at peak late last week when Heather and I wandered around Holland and enjoyed them. It was a cod day - 45 degrees, but we still enjoyed ourselves.
This area was really pretty with rows of tulips on the hillside.
Each variety of tulip has it's own beauty.
These orange tulips were my favorite.
The whole city gets into planting tulips. There are beds near every business and down each street. This bed is at the Amtrack station.
Here's Heather with one last statue. This is the attire the dutch people wore when the immigrated here. I don't know how they put up with those wooden shoes!