Keukenhof Flower and Tulip Festival

Keukenhof Flower and Tulip Festival
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21 Mar 202010 May 2020Traditional Festival
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Keukenhof is one of the world’s largest flower gardens. It is located in Lisse, Netherlands. This garden is also known as the Garden of Europe.

Keukenhof Flower and Tulip Festival 2020

Keukenhof 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.

Keukenhof garden tour
Several million bulbs are blossoming each spring, with a total of over 800 different types of tulips. During the season it gives you a unique and unforgettable experience.

keukenhof flowers
Keukenhof dates back to the 15th century. It is used to be known as the gardens of the Countess Jacqueline of Bavaria. Today it is over 200 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.

keukenhof castle
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 located in a beautiful English-style landscape park and has lots to offer throughout the year. Not open on Monday or Tuesday.

In 2017 a record 1.4 million visitors entered the Keukenhof gardens. Breathtaking colors and scents during the tulip festivals leave remarkable experience.

keukenhof flower fields
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.

keukenhof 2018
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.

Video: Keukenhof Gardens 2018 in 4K resolution