Keukenhof Flower Exhibition is open annually from mid-March to mid-May. The best time to view the tulips and amazing flowers in the garden is around mid-April, depending on the weather. This garden is also known as the Garden of Europe.
Several million bulbs are blossoming each spring, with a total of over eight hundred diverse types of tulips. During the season it gives you a unique and unforgettable experience.
Keukenhof dates to the 15th century. It is used to be known as the gardens of the Countess Jacqueline of Bavaria. Today it is over two hundred hectares and hosts the annual tulip festival.
The modern garden was established in 1949 by the mayor of Lisse. The whole idea of that project was to present a flower exhibit where growers from all over the Netherlands and Europe could show off their hybrid species and help the Dutch export industry as well.
There is also a Keukenhof Castle, a less-known attraction, located opposite the gardens. The famous Dutch aristocrats used to live in the past. It is in a beautiful English-style landscape park and has lots to offer throughout the year. Not open on Monday or Tuesday.
There are some events held during the tulip festival. Such as Romance at Keukenhof or Fairytale festival, which is held during the Mother’s Day in the Netherlands.
The main attraction of the garden is obviously the flowers, but the park is truly a destination for visitors of all ages. Small children will enjoy the various playgrounds while a full-scale windmill, public art, and performances, as well as special displays, add further entertainment to visitors of all ages.