I first came across the Keukenhof Gardens when I was planning a trip to see the tulip fields in Holland. Several Google images later, I added Keukenhof to my must-see list.
Keukenhof is a massive flower park showcasing the Dutch floriculture sector. I had never seen so many beautiful formations of flowers in one place! With 800 varieties of tulips and seven million silky flowers in bloom this year, the park is full of colour explosions and sweet fragrance. No wonder it’s named the Garden of Europe.
Located in Lisse, Keukenhof is a popular and easy day trip from Amsterdam or Haarlem. Last year, there were over one million visitors in just two months (the park is only open during the Spring). Keukenhof is doable in a few hours but if you enjoy flowers, photography or painting, you can easily spend the whole day there – it’s impossible to take a bad photo in this park (not of the flowers anyway 😉 )
I think I’ll stop now and let the photos do the talking instead.
Visiting the Keukenhof was an unforgettable experience, but more enjoyable without the crowds (aka the tour buses). If the crowds become too much to handle, I highly recommend renting a bike and cycle around the Flower Bulb Region nearby. It’s just as impressive but in a more natural and raw setting. See photos here.
Thanks for reading et à la prochaine!