Keukenhof Gardens, I bet you will be amazed!
The most beautiful flower garden is being visited annually by hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world. In recent years even more than 1 million people came to Lisse to watch this beautiful scenery. Keukenhof is often referred to as the Garden of Europe or Amsterdam’s back yard, being close to the Dutch Capital.
The 'Keukenhof ' Spring Garden is part of the Keukenhof estate which includes Keukenhof Castle. In 1642 a farmhouse was built with the name 'Keukenhof ' in the gardens of Slot Teylingen. The profit of this dune area such as game, cattle, herbs and berries were intended for Slot Teylingen’s kitchen. In 1857 the park was refurbished by landscapers Zocher & Sons, designers of the famous Vondelpark in Amsterdam. The official opening of the flower exhibition took place in 1950.
In 2003, the last Lord of Kasteel Keukenhof passed away. Since then, the Kasteel Keukenhof foundation has taken on the responsibility for the maintenance of the estate of over 280 acres of land and the 18 national monuments. The flower garden has more than 7 million crocuses, daffodils, lilies, tulips, hyacinths and other bulbous plants. There are guided tours and you can depart from Keukenhof with an electrical whisper boat to navigate through the bulb fields surrounding the estate. In 2019 Keukenhof will be open from March 21 to May 19 2019. The flower parade will take place on Saturday April 13, 2018.
For opening hours and online tickets go to https://keukenhof.nl/
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Amsterdam, Keukenhof and the Dutch Coast
Visit Amsterdam and enjoy it's beautiful old city centre, it's stunning canals and the famous museums such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House.
At less than half an hour by car or public transport you will find the world's most beautiful gardens of Keukenhof. And not far from Keukenhof on the Dutch coast you will find beautiful Dutch towns such as Katwijk and Noordwijk.
Keukenhof as well as these two tows are situated in what is called the Dune and Bulb region, or 'Bollenstreek' as we say in Dutch. Adjacent to the Bollenstreek is the historic city centre of Leiden, famous for its almshouses, university, museums and glorious history.
Below you will find some very useful information to prepare your stay in Holland. Enjoy your stay!