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Keukenhof March 24, 2022 – May 15, 2022

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.

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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 2022 Keukenhof will be open from March 24 to May 15 2022. The flower parade will take place on Saturday April 23, 2022.


For opening hours and online tickets go to https://keukenhof.nl/

Keukenhof

Stationsweg 166A

2161 AM Lisse

info@keukenhof.nl

https://keukenhof.nl/

 

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!



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Keukenhof Castle – Lisse

Kasteel Keukenhof, Stationsweg 166, Lisse

 

Keukenhof castle was built in 1642 as a mansion by a former VOC commander in the Moluccas. For centuries, the castle has been inhabited by noble families. The last owner and resident was Jan Carel Elias count of Lynden (1912-2003). After his death, he left the castle, including the 230-hectare estate, behind to the Stichting Kasteel Keukenhof (Foundation Castle Keukenhof). This foundation aims to restore the castle and the estate including the 18 national monuments in the state in which they were beginning 1900.

 

In 1642 a homestead was built with the name ‘Keukenhof’ in the kitchen garden of Slot Teylingen. The proceeds of this dune area such as game, cattle, herbs and berries were destined for the kitchen of Slot Teylingen, where among others Jacoba van Beieren lived.

 

After a restoration of almost 2 years, Castle Keukenhof was reopened in 2012. The castle is an official wedding location and both the castle and the estate are used for (cultural) events. The carriage house next to the castle has also been restored. The gardens of the castle are open to the public.

 

On the estate is also the walled Frederiks Hof with the Swiss playhouse. The name Frederiks Hof comes from a boy of one of the noble families that have inhabited the castle. From the tradition it appears that Frederik was a gifted boy with a mental disorder. The playhouse was built for him around 1850 so that he could withdraw with a governess if the crowds were too much for him. The Frederiks Hof has also been completely restored.