Book your Mid-April flight over Lisse stat.

Mid-April is a pretty good time of year to fly over the Dutch town of Lisse.

Millions of flowers bloom in the world's largest flower garden, the Keukenhof. All sorts of tulip lovers come in the spring, but the most awe-inspiring sites are often next door and seen from above.

Many of the Keukenhof's neighbors are privately-owned fields, growing rows of flowers that, collectively, bloom into what looks like elaborate test patterns when seen from the sky:

Aerial view of flower fields near the Keukenhof park, also known as the Garden of Europe, in Lisse April 9, 2014. (REUTERS/Yves Herman)
(REUTERS/Yves Herman)  
(REUTERS/Yves Herman)
(REUTERS/Yves Herman) 

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