Monday, May 4, 2009

Holland, Michigan Tulip Tour!!

After seeing all those Tulip pics in many blogs, i was so tempted to go and visit and yesterday was the day.
Tulip Time in Holland, MI is the official celebration of one of the largest Dutch ethnic events in the midwest United States. If you have always wanted to see a close imitation of the Netherlands, visit Holland, MI to see beautiful tulip fields in full bloom.

Visitors from all over the world come to see millions of tulips planted in parks, gardens and lanes throughout the Holland, Michigan community.


Some of the highlights of holland visit are Dutch culture with tulips, parades, street scrubbing, carnival, Dutch Dancers, concerts, theatre shows, art and craft fair, fireworks, kids events, trolley tours, and so much more!

If you are taking children and the family to Holland, make sure to visit Nelis' Dutch Village. Dutch Village is a family theme park, it offers a beautiful setting for family fun.

Last year i enjoyed Tulips in Niagara(link), and this year it was Holland, check out some of the beautiful tulips.




There are a lot more beautiful pics to show you but too much of anything is not good...........so i end it up here.

Have a nice day!

129 comments:

Donna said...

Aruna- These tulips are just beautiful. I love all the pretty colors. What gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing.

Ammu said...

Aruna tulips looks pretty. Especially I like the "Queen of the night" tulip in the garden. Nice photos.

ARUNA said...

yeah Donna......there is no end for the beauty!!!!

Cham said...

Yes, I ve seen in many blogs tulips, Pict are fantastic!

Lavanya said...

tulips looking good ..a bit different than here..:)

Varunavi said...

Wow great tulips aruna,i wanna go thereeeeeee

Pooja said...

wow lovely pics Aruna...so pretty..Thanks for sharing..

Superchef said...

such gorgeous photos!!

Nazish Rahman said...

Tulips really are beautiful and i should say that if these pics are take n by u ...your really a very good photographer!!!!

I think u should take photography seriously!!!

Cheers....take care!!!

Madhumathi said...

Gorgeous pictures..Wish you I could visit tulip fields some day..i'm glad that you shared the pictures with us..Thank you!

Rachana Vinay said...

Hey Aruna, nice pics! Am sure it was a beautiful and colourful treat to the eyes.

Chef E said...

I love flowers, and these are so beautiful! I keep telling you what a colorful site you have. You inspired me to change mine from black to my chef jacket color! It really made the difference...oh and I am about to post an Indian blog in a few days just for you my friend!

Arv said...

gorgeous... I so wanna get out and run into a garden now :(

take care mate.. cheers...

विनय said...

fragrance of post is amazing...

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चाँद, बादल और शामगुलाबी कोंपलें

neeraj_only said...

waw!! so many varieties of tulips at one place. I'm envious of u aruna!!....u visited such a place.

I loved flowers when i was child.Used to plant flowers then. watering them 2 times daily was a routine for me.

now, i just watch them planted here and there :(

girlichef said...

I love Holland and the tulip festival...it is a fun "day trip" from my house! Beautiful..love that you posted these photos!

Asha said...

Gorgeous! Holland in Michigan? Cool!! :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Nice pics Aruna... awesome clicks... I did check on your pics in orkut too...

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love all of the vibrant colors! Gorgeous pictures.

doggybloggy said...

my head is spinning from all the colors - how beautiful!

kittymatti said...

wow! The whole page looks so colourful... It is a great idea that u have written your experience in different colours too... the most colourful post I have seen! beautiful!!

Ashwini said...

Beautiful Pictures. It is really a treat for the eyes.

Renuka said...

The pics are lovely,aruna..

Vrinda said...

Awesome pictures Aruna... i am also enjoying spring here with tulips,lillies and cherry blossoms..

Priyameena said...

Nice clicks..we too have the tulip festivals next week in NY...I am tempted...

Pooja said...

Wow awesome!! Makes me spellbound! This has come at the right time. Thanks for the post..I'm in Midwest too and will be going to MI for a quick trip to a friend's house in a few days..Hope I get time to visit!

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Ammu, even i enjoyed them!

ARUNA said...

Hi Cham, thanks....yeah probably i'm the last one to visit Tulips!

ARUNA said...

Hi Lavanya.........actually i though there were less of varieities compared to other places in US.

ARUNA said...

Yaa Saritha, u can certainly do that!

ARUNA said...

Hi Pooja, how can i ever stop myself from sharing such beautiful things with u all!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Manju!

ARUNA said...

Nazish, thanks for ur lovely compliment..pics r taken by me! I wish i had gone in that field, i just love photography! Now also if someone gives me a chance i wud love to do that:))

ARUNA said...

Madhu, ya i cudn't stop myself from sharing all those vibrant colors with you all!!

ARUNA said...

Hi Rachu, yeh we were glad we visited Holland.....there was so much beauty to c around!

ARUNA said...

wow Chef E i'm so glad to know that i inspired you. Its so flattering u know.....and yeah i visited ur blog just now, it definetely looks brighter than b4! I'm waiting for ur blog now!!!!

ARUNA said...

haha Arv.....u should come to US if u really want to enjoy the colors of nature!!

ARUNA said...

hey Thanks Vinay.....aapki naak bahut tez hai!!

ARUNA said...

Neeraj i was ditto like u....same pinch. Now i play with plants at home, everyday i keep staring at them, i just love them. Somehow colors attract me sooo much, i just go on doing click click click when i see colors around!

ARUNA said...

Hi Girlchef, glad u liked my photos! Wud have posted more, but already there r soooo many colors around!!!

ARUNA said...

yes Asha.....holland in Michigan.....actually i posted some pics in orkut too mentioning Holland alone and people took it as Holland, Netherlands!

ARUNA said...

Hi Ramya, thanks dear....yeah i saw ur comment in orkut!

ARUNA said...

thanks Katherine, even i love colors sooo much!

ARUNA said...

doggy bloggy: thanq so much, glad u liked them!

ARUNA said...

thanks Preethi, yeah i love playing with colors!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Gorgeous photos!

Anand said...

Oyeee Pyaar girl...Finally something that's not out of the oven.
Pics r kool. I like !!

And did u think bout "our" plan yet?? Shhh..
:-)

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Ashwini!

ARUNA said...

thanks Renuka!

ARUNA said...

Vrinda i enjoy spring and fall the most here......u can see so many colors!!

ARUNA said...

Then dont miss the chance Priyameena....it will be just awesome, and am sure it will b better than the holland festival!

ARUNA said...

Pooja u need to just hurry up bcoz it is a few more days event, that's all!!!!

Kishore choudhary said...

These tulips are just beautiful. pictures are very good. nice innovative post.

ARUNA said...

hey Thanks Teresa!

ARUNA said...

Andy shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

ARUNA said...

thanks Kishore....even i fell in love with those tulips!

Ann said...

Looks real beautiful..colorful and spring is here Aruna..

5 Star Foodie said...

All the different tulip colors are unbelievably gorgeous!

ARUNA said...

yes Ann i'm so happy that spring is finally here!

ARUNA said...

yes Natasha.....they r just stunning!!!

Vicky Xavier. said...

Lovely Tulips. Still waiting for spring.

ARUNA said...

Hi Vicky, thanks yaa!

Vibaas said...

Beautiful beautiful pics, Aruna. U know, we lived in MI for 2 years and couldn't goto the tulip festival in holland both years! How unlucky, eh?

ARUNA said...

Thanks Vibaas......don't u have any tulip tour near by ur place.....there r a lot of states in US which has a Tulip festival every year right! Infact i was no soooo happy with wat i saw in Holland, i felt other places were much better!

Smitha said...

Hey Aruna,
I too visited Holland, Mi last weekend. So both of us were in the same place:)

ARUNA said...

wow when was it Smitha????
We went on sunday....v reached there at 1.30pm i guess. Stayed for just 2hrs! Where r ur pics? Did u like it??

Anand said...

Shhhhhhhhhhhhh....dammiittt.. sorrry......but..did u yet???

ARUNA said...

yep i guess i did!!!

Anand said...

Temme temme then. And wot's SAAWL??

Pavithra said...

wow thats tooo nice photos.. love to visit the place soon....

Ushanandini said...

Gorgeous Tulips! They're so flamboyant! Saw those in the boquet section in many shops (he he he!)! Soooooooo Sweeeeeeet flowers! :D

ARUNA said...

Yes Pavithra, if u get a chance....don't miss it!!!

ARUNA said...

ha ha ha yeah Usha they look so impressive n gorgeous!!!

SJ said...

I am dying to try the jalebi! Its my favourite sweet!

Gita's Kitchen said...

Awesome pictures Aruna...you must have had so much fun :)

Dhanya said...

Beautiful pictures. Is it from Tulip festival? We missed it when we went to Holland:(.

ARUNA said...

thanks SJ, yeah follow this recipe and be patient!!

ARUNA said...

Yes Gita, enjoyed this tour!!!

ARUNA said...

Yes Dhanya, it is from tulip festival!!!! Oh u missed it.....may b u can make it next yr then!!!!

Babli said...

Thanks for your comment.
I liked the superb collection of tulips.Though I have tulips but not as good as yours.Beautiful pics.You must have enjoyed a lot at Holland.I have not been there but after seeing your pics of tulips I feel like visiting the place.
Please do visit my other blogs -
http://seawave-babli.blogspot.com
http://urmi-z-unique.blogspot.com

ARUNA said...

hi Babli, thanks for ur comment too...yeah v had a lot of fun in Holland.....worth seeing! How do u maintain so many blogs yaa, i will surely visit them!!

Tina said...

hi aruns awesome pics....i luv tulips..

ARUNA said...

Hi Tina,yeah i love them too......they r Irresistible!

वन्दना अवस्थी दुबे said...

अरुणा जी इतने खूबसूरत ट्यूलिप.......दिल खुश कर दिया आपने तो.....ईश्वर करे, आप भी हमेशा इन्हीं फूलों की तरह खिलीं-खिली रहें...

ARUNA said...

धन्यवाद वंदना जी!
और उस लड़की के साथ जो हुआ अछा नहीं हुआ!

Priya said...

Eyecatching clicks..just enjoying!

Chitra said...

wow, colorful, wonderful , awesome pics:)

Satans Darling™ said...

WOWWWWWWWWWW

Smita said...

Amazing Pictures!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Priya.....even i enjoyed a lot watching them!!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Chitra!!

ARUNA said...

yeah i know Ashrita......gorgeous isn't it!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Smita!

PurpleHeart said...

Yea, always wanted to go there. But is it just time yet ?

ARUNA said...

purpleheart: if u want to go, u need to hurry up......its almost over!!!!

Libby Murphy said...

Oh I see gorgeous photos like these and I plan to plant more tulip beds but don't have them yet. Maybe this will inspire me Aruna.
Happy Twirls

ARUNA said...

Hi Libby, yeah sure u shd.......they r sooo gorgeous!

Femin Susan said...

Those are lovely shots or maybe gorgeous shots of the flowers. I haven't seen so many flowers arrayed beautifully.
Cheers!

Sweta said...

Absolutely beautiful-we went for the tulip festival here too!Breathtakingly beautiful:)

Babli said...

thank you for becoming my 40th follower and visiting my blogs.
i like ur blog so much that i visit daily especially these tulips are very very beautiful.

ARUNA said...

Hi Susan, yeah those were beautiful tulips and thanks for visiting me!

ARUNA said...

Hi Sweta, thanq......so how did u enjoy the tulips??

ARUNA said...

thanks Babli, that's sweet of u!!!!

Femin Susan said...

Thanks for stopping by my cake blog. I am sure if liked my cake blog, you will surely like my vegetable art blog too.
cheers!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

snaps r just superb...really nice..

ARUNA said...

thanks for visiting me Lena....u have a cool blog too!

Kichu $ Chinnu | കിച്ചു $ ചിന്നു said...

nice snaps!!

महामंत्री - तस्लीम said...

जितने खूबसूरत आपने फूल चुने हैं, उतने ही प्‍यारे आपके अल्‍फाज भी हैं।

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SBAI TSALIIM

Femin Susan said...

Your comment always inspires me. Thanks for your lovely comment on my vegetable art blog too.
cheers!

Sara said...

What beautiful pictures! I love tulips, I planted some in my yard even.

Mayz said...

they r soooooooo pretty!!!

Sakshi said...

wow beautiful...beautiful that's all I can say...what the hell HOLLAND in Michigan???? need to google and see if USA has done copyright violation by flicking Indian names like jaipur, kozhikode, pondicherry, aligarh etc etc

ARUNA said...

Kichu $ Chinu: Thanks for visiting me! The young woman and the sea pic in ur blog was awesome!

ARUNA said...

zakir ji bahut bahut dhanyawaad!

ARUNA said...

Susan, how much ever i appreciate ur work, it will be less.......u r just beyond that!!!

ARUNA said...

wow Sara, ur yard must be beautiful now!

ARUNA said...

yes they r Mayank!

ARUNA said...

hey Saks, never even thought abt it, anything can happen here......so pls google and if u find anything like that, do let me know okie!!!!!!

RAJ SINH said...

HI ARRUNA !
WELL I AM HERE AS PROMISED .
THIS WEEKEND I'M GOING TO JERSEY .IN PRINCETON MY FRIEND PRAVIN PHILLIPS HAS INVITED ME TO BE WITH HIM , in his farm house . a loghouse , with no help .THAT MEANS ALL WEEK END WE ARE GOING TO COOK EAT DRINK WATCH WRITE and wash AND IF THE NEED be NOT , NOT TO BE TOGETHER AND BE NOT 'MARRY'.

PURPOSE TO TELL : WE BOTH ARE KHAOO AND HENCE COOK AS WELL ......AND MOST OF THE TIME ENJOY DOING SO ,TOO ! HE WILL COOK MALLU non veg STUFF AND I HAVE DECIDED YOURS 'MANGO KULFEE ' (I WILL PREFER...THAN MOU) AND SHANTARA LASSEE.( BUT AS HE IS TOO MUCH GREEN I MAY TRY TO IMPRESS WITH SOME OTHER NAME ,WHICH I DONT KNOW YET .
I WILL COME BACK WITH REPORT , AS PROMISED , MAY BE BEFORE TUESDAY .
MEAN TIME IF YOU NEED TO GIVE SOME EXTRA TIP , FEEL FREE .
WISH ME ALL THE BEST . SO I DO , WISH YOU ALL THE BEST ( I MEAN .......I MAY BE ABLE TO BRING LOT OF PRAISES FOR YOU ! )

Rajat Narula said...

Its an awesome blog, very innovative an mouth watering.... keep it up the good work... infact great work...

ARUNA said...

Wow Raj ji.........have loads n loads of fun with ur friend. Convey my regards to him, do mention him abt my blog and that i cook well :))
I'm so happy that u r going to try my recipes!!!! Will wait for ur report........my best wishes!

ARUNA said...

hey Rajat, thanq and u have an awesome blog urself.......wonderful poems, i will keep visiting! Hindi is my favourite!

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful Tulip garden

lazyclick said...

Amazing snaps of beautiful garden

ARUNA said...

thanks Rajesh....yes it is!!

Anya said...

Hi Aruna

Yes the tulips are from The Netherlands.. HEHE
Lovely post, I love it !!
Beautiful shots and sooooo colorful ^__^

greetz Anya (@^.^@)

purrss Kareltje =^.^=

From The Netherlands

ARUNA said...

Hi Anya, thanq so much for ur comments, appreciate it!!

रवीन्द्र दास said...

khoobsurat, laazabav! dil khush huaa.

ARUNA said...

shukriyaa Ravindra ji!