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Lentekriebels (in Keukenhof) ENGLISH VERSION

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got them, already for a few days, since it started getting warmer outside and I’ve seen the first crocuses in the garden, I have lentekriebels! Which I wish for you too!
It can be translated as “spring tickles”, the feeling you have when spring is coming, the joy that the weather gets warmer, the days become longer… The Dutch have a word for it and they use it quite often.

I found a suggestive image on the internet (Goodbye winter depression, hello spring tickles):

Source: cards.boomerang.nl

I find on the internet explanations of the phenomenon: why are we happier during the spring? It is all about biorhythm, about more light, warmth, which gives us more energy, we produce more dopamine and serotonin, we feel in love, in a good mood, to such an extent that even a major spring cleaning seems a good idea 🙂

The Dutch take advantage of it and have one week a year in the primary schools called the “week of spring tickles”. During which every day at least for one hour the children are being taught about relationships and sexuality, in a manner corresponding to their ages.

But to get you more in the mood for spring, I want to show you a bit of Keukenhof, one of the most beautiful places in the world, especially for the flower lovers.

It is a spring park, open for only two months each year, from the end of March until the end of May (dates for each year and more details can be found on the site: http://www.keukenhof.nl), full of bulb flowers, so tulips, hyacinths, daffodils… arranged so beautifully, full of colour, with interesting forms… the park is always full, the tourists come from all over the world, but the atmosphere is pleasant, the flower lovers cannot be but pacifists 🙂 You can walk a whole day long, there are terraces, you can sit on the grass, you can take a boat for a tour among the flower fields surrounding the park (tickets for the boat must be bought in the park, at the windmill!), you can rent a bike and feel Dutch for a day, on a bike among tulips. If you are lucky and it’s a sunny day, I guarantee a perfect unforgettable day.

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Keukenhof has won prizes for the most valued attraction of Europe, in 60 years it has had more than 44 million visitors, it claims to be the most photographed place in the world, it has 7 million flower bulbs, planted by hand…

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If you really intend to visit the park, I have only one suggestion: come at the middle of the opening period, in the beginning many flowers will not be in bloom, and towards the end many will be faded and it’s a shame not to see as many flowers as you can in all their glory.

 

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Lentekriebels (in Keukenhof)

Nu stiu altii cum sunt, dar pe mine m-au prins, de cateva zile, de cand s-a mai incalzit afara si am vazut branduse in gradina, am lentekriebels! Ceea ce va doresc si voua!
S-ar traduce “furnicaturi de primavara”, adica senzatia pe care o ai cand vine primavara, bucuria ca se incalzeste vremea, ca se lungesc zilele… In olandeza exista deci un cuvant dedicat si se foloseste des.

Am gasit si o imagine foarte sugestiva pe internet (Adio depresiei iernii, salutari furnicaturilor de primavara):

Sursa: cards.boomerang.nl

Gasesc pe internet explicatii ale fenomenului: de ce suntem mai fericiti primavara? Are a face cu ritmul biologic, cu mai multa lumina, caldura, ceea ce ne da mai multa energie, producem mai multa dopamina si serotonina, ne simtim indragostiti, bine dispusi, intr-atat incat pana si o curatenie majora de primavara ni se pare o idee buna 🙂

Olandezii profita de ocazie, in fiecare an exista in scolile primare o “saptamana a furnicaturilor primaverii”. In care in fiecare zi minim o ora se acorda atentie relatiilor si sexualitatii, intr-un mod adaptat la varsta copiilor.

Ca sa va fac insa si mai multa pofta de primavara, vreau sa va arat putin din Keukenhof, unul din locurile cele mai frumoase din lume, mai ales pentru iubitorii de flori.

Este un parc de primavara, deschis numai cate doua luni pe an, de la sfarsitul lui martie la sfarsitul lui mai (date pentru fiecare an si detalii gasiti pe site: http://www.keukenhof.nl), plin de flori din bulbi, deci lalele, zambile, narcise… aranjate atat de frumos, pline de culori, cu forme deosebite… parcul este mai intotdeauna plin, turistii vin din cele mai indepartate colturi ale lumii, dar atmosfera e placuta, iubitorii de plante nu pot fi decat pacifisti 🙂 Poti sa te plimbi o zi intreaga, sunt terase, poti sa te asezi pe iarba, poti face o plimbare cu barca printre campurile de flori din jurul parcului (bilete pentru barca se cumpara in parc, la moara de vant!), poti inchiria o bicicleta si te poti simti olandez pentru o zi, pe bicicleta printre lalele. Daca ai ales o zi in care e si soare, garantez ca va fi o zi perfecta, de neuitat.

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Keukenhof a castigat premii pentru cea mai de pret atractie a Europei, in 60 de ani a avut mai bine de 44 de milioane de vizitatori, pretinde ca e locul cel mai fotografiat din lume, are 7 milioane de bulbi de flori plantati de mana…

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Daca chiar va ganditi sa vizitati parcul, am o singura sugestie: veniti pe la mijlocul perioadei in care este deschis, la inceput multe flori nu vor fi inca deschise, iar spre sfarsit mult flori sunt trecute, si este pacat sa nu vedeti cat mai multe in toata splendoarea.

 

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