Holland - The Keukenhof - Beware the Crush of Humanity

We flew to Amsterdam for a weekend jaunt to see the spring tulips.  We arrived at Schipol Airport and thought 'uh oh' when we saw the queue for the bus to the Keukenhof.  We waited about 45 minutes in a line that snaked on into the distance -- it was definitely prime tourist season.
We did enjoy watching the Wheel of Energy outside the airport as we waited.  A person ran around the inside of the wheel, kind of like a hamster, to generate energy.
We finally arrived at the Keukenhof and joined the throng entering the park.
We stopped for some strawberries and cream -- at least the snacks were fresh and healthy.
A wonderful old-fashioned organ of sorts played in the background.
We could see the commercial tulip fields in the distance.
The park even had a hedge maze.
The flowers were simply amazing.  I took way too many pictures and consolidated them in an album.
Various colorful statues sat among the flower beds.
We spotted a windmill in the distance.
Even this car was turned into a planter!
We found an oasis in the middle of the park and decided to buy a stroopwafel to keep us going.  They are an amazing sticky sweet treat.
The park was really crowded.  One of the consequences was people walking through the grass and some of the flower beds.  It was certainly a shame to see these footprints.
We especially liked the water features in the park surrounded with splashes of color.
This lady had really gotten into the spirit of things!  She had tulips on every layer of clothing!
We somehow managed to fight our way through the crowd toward the exit.  It's a good thing we arrived early as the place was filling up by the minute.  We'd seen what we'd come for -- it was time to move on.

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