Hundreds of thousands of tourists each spring tend to the small town of Lisse, which is located near the coast in the Dutch province of South Holland between Haarlem and Leiden.
Here is a world famous park Koykenhof (Keukenhof), which is often called the "European Garden".
And from the first day of spring here in the area 32 hectares under the shadow of ancient trees and scenic ponds flourish around millions of primroses - crocuses, hyacinths, daffodils, and finally the tulips.
... Symbols of the Netherlands known to all. This mill, cheese, wooden shoes and, of course, tulips. Koykenhof - is the place where you can appreciate all the crazy variety of colors and shapes, which are a flower of this amazing plant. Over 400 years of breeding and selection made (mostly in the Netherlands) about 700 varieties of flower volatile. In 20-30s of the XVII century the Netherlands experienced a unique phenomenon in the Republic - the so-called "tulip boom." Tulip then became a symbol of luxury, prosperity, and its very rare bulb cost as much as the coach with eight horses, or even a small house.
The culmination of the pollen season in Koykenhofe - parade Blumencorso, a kind of parade of achievements golllandskih gardeners. On this day on the road between Haarlem and Noordvaykom moving platform with the compositions of various colors.
Overall, the park Koykenhof visit per year on average 750 000 visitors. But this year he has passed one million copies - and it is given that the park is open for poseschegiya only 2.5 - 3 months of the year - and only in the spring - when the tulips!