Tulip Fields

It always feels so satisfying ticking something off of your bucket list. And it seems to be that the longer that it’s been sitting on that list, the more satisfying it feels when you eventually come to do it. I had long wanted to visit the tulip fields in the Netherlands and the other day I had the opportunity to live out my Dutch dream and it was even better than I could have hoped. We skipped the manicured gardens of Keukenhof which seemed to be swarming with tourists and instead hired bikes to take in the tulips at our own pace. It was a magical day and it seemed that the sun came out just for us as the minute we stepped off the train the clouds started to dissipate and then soon returned when we later boarded the return train home. The tulips fields are so vibrant that it’s difficult not to continually smile when surrounded by such colour. They come in every hue, but undoubtedly the pink fields were my favourite. I felt so thankful the whole day; for the company of my wonderful friend, for the blue skies and for being able to cycle care-free. I always make sure to appreciate days when I don’t have a worry in the world as they seem very seldom nowadays.

Wearing wide-brimmed straw hat from J.Crew

Photos of me taken by Merrit Koek


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Laura says:

May 17, 2015 at 9:20 am

Such lovely photos, Faye! And even lovelier company :)

Farfelue says:

May 18, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Indeed – ah thank you Laura

Herman van Amsterdam says:

February 8, 2016 at 2:39 pm

Indeed, lovely pictures of the blooming tulip fields. But probably the shooting was already at the end of the season, I can see. Next time you go on an expedition to the blooming fields, try to go some weeks earlier when the colours are even brighter and more alive. Looking at the pictures I notice that the end of the season is almost there. In the same area many tulip fields already had almost for certain lost their glance. Still I can imagine that looking at these pictures Laura and others are very impressed. Take my advise and travel to the Holland tulip fields somewhat earlier in the season. And when you do so, don’t hesitate to get in contact with me. I was born and raised in the middle of the fields and know every inch of ‘tulip land’. And also where one can find the best spots for visiting and photographing. I am a tour guide ( for individuals and can arrange tailor-made discoverytours through this part of Holland. Maybe see you around…

Valerie says:

May 17, 2015 at 10:20 am

This is beautiful! The colours are gorgeous. Love the photos of you in the middle of all the tulips <3 xx

Farfelue says:

May 18, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Ah thank you so much – yes the colours were just breathtaking!

Steve says:

May 17, 2015 at 8:26 pm

Gorgeous !

Farfelue says:

May 18, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Thank you!

Oh Hey! Blog says:

May 18, 2015 at 12:01 am

That is so incredibly amazing I can’t even imagine what it would have been like in real life. It’s like a dream, you lucky lady!

Megan ||

Farfelue says:

May 18, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Yes it was a dream – it had been on my travel wishlist for so long – nothing is pretty than flower fields of any type :)

Jessica says:

May 18, 2015 at 6:57 am

These are some gorgeous shots! Love the pics of you in your hat ;)

Farfelue says:

May 18, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Thank you so much yes the hat is just so photogenic

Cristina says:

May 19, 2015 at 8:56 pm

Beautiful photos! I just love flower fields. Visiting France’s lavender fields has been on my bucket list for ages.

Stephanie says:

May 21, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Oh my goodness – this place is absolutely gorgeous. I love these phots. All the bright colors are wonderful!

I really need to make a bucket list.

Farfelue says:

May 28, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Oh yes you do – but the problem is as soon as you tick one thing off, you’ll probably add another 10! Definitely a fun activity though

Kate says:

May 22, 2015 at 3:09 am

Beautiful! So glad to hv discovered ur blog (: may i know what camera u use?

Farfelue says:

May 28, 2015 at 1:10 pm

I’m so glad – welcome to this little space :) I use the Canon 5D mkII

Iselin Renée says:

May 24, 2015 at 5:33 pm

Fantastic! :)

Farfelue says:

May 28, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Thank you

Jessica says:

May 29, 2015 at 8:15 pm

Such a treat to see your lovely self in front of the camera ^_^ these are just gorgeous!