While living in Europe, I always looked forward to springtime… not just for the increasing temperatures, but also for the arrival of flowers and greenery that seem to disappear for five to six months of the year. Every Spring, people flock to Holland to enjoy what is known as ‘tulip time’. There are gardens decorated with thousands of tulips and fields filled with perfectly manicured rows of these colorful flowers. It is a breathtaking sight that must be seen at least once in everyone’s lifetime.
A few months ago, we visited Huis Ten Bosch, a Dutch-inspired theme park located near Nagasaki, Japan, for Christmas. While there, we discovered that not only is the park known for its over-the-top Christmas displays, but it is also known for its tulip in the Spring. This time of year visitors can enjoy bike rides through the cobblestone streets, shops selling dutch cheeses and cookies, canals cruises, ziplines, and windmills scattered throughout colorful tulip fields. While extremely touristy and slightly kitschy, Huis Ten Bosch is a fun place to spend a day with the family!
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Huis Ten Bosch 1-1 Huis Ten Bosch Machi, Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture +81 0570 064 110 Admission Fees: 6,200 yen for adults 5,200 yen for students 3,900 yen for elementary school children