Experience the beauty of Keukenhof flower show
Tulips from Holland are famous all around the world. If you also want to see the Dutch tulip fields in bloom, you should visit Holland in April and May. This is the clone period in which the biggest flower park in the world, Keukenhof, opens its door in the name of Keukunhof flower show.
Basically Keukenhof is a park where more than 7 million flowers bulbs are planted every year. It is located near Lisse, which is an easy day trip from Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport and other cities of Holland. Gardens and four pavilions over here show a fantastic collection of flowers like: tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, orchids, roses, carnations, irises, lilies and many other flowers. When you visit this place, you will be overwhelmed by a spectacle of colors and perfumed fragrance.
Basically this place claims to be the world’s largest flower park. Each year, it is open only two months in spring each year to show off the best of Dutch tulips, crocuses, narcissus (daffodils), and other bulb flowers. It is very well know with visitors of all age groups – from families with small children to tour groups pensioners that tend to recall that the park was better on a most memorable visit x years ago. You can also buy skip-the-line-tickets online from Tiqets.
Visit the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands
If we talk about the variety of flowers and colors at Keukenhof, they are overwhelming – around 7 million flower bulbs are planted in this famous 32-ha (80-acre) garden every year. The Dutch, of course, know a thing or two about tulips – using a mix early, regular and late flowering bulbs, tulips are usually seen for most of the two-month season. Crocuses, narcissus (daffodils), and hyacinths are more prevalent early in the season when Japanese cherry blossoms can also be seen.
The main attraction of Keukenhof 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 and further entertainment to visitors of all ages.
Other than this, the restaurants at Keukenhof are mostly self-service but budget-conscious travelers may bring along their own picnic.
Several Bloemencorsos or flower parade festivals are held in the Netherlands. One of the largest is the Bollenstreek parade at the end of April from Noordwjik through the bulb region and past Keukenhof to Harlem.
Guide to Keukenhof
Admittance to kuekenhof in 2021 will be by advance reservation time-slots only – buying tickets in advance is highly advisable as the numbers will be restricted compared to previous years.
As already discussed above it is only open for two months in spring – end March (around the 20th) to mid – May. During this period, it is open daily from 8 AM to 7:30 PM however the tickets counter close at 6:00 PM.
After the change in schedule, it will open from March 20th to May 9th, daily from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM in 2021. The charges of the standard ticket for it are €19 (€9 for children 4 to 17).
Also the best time to visit Kuekenhof depends on the weather but mid April to early May is usually the most reliable for tulips as it is the spring time. Avoid weekends and school vacations. This garden is usually quieter early morning (up to 11:00) or late afternoon (after 15:00) than around lunchtime. If you are finding a quite then, usually Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are the best.
How to reach Keukenhof?
This flower park is close to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and other Dutch cities like The Hague, Rotterdam and Delft. We will recommend you to plan your trip to Keukenhof in advance, as there are many options available. You can travel by public transport (Keukenhof bus Express), driving to the flower park by car, book a guide tour from Amsterdam, The Hague or Rotterdam, get a taxi, go biking, or try cycling or walking to the Keukenhof Gardens.
If you are planning your trip in the upcoming months, this is the favorable place for you. The people of all age groups can enjoy this place with happiness and they will find it very beautiful. If you are planning a family holiday, Keukenhof flower show will be a gem choice. Easily apply for the Netherlands visa for your family and once you get it, you can book all the reservations for your trip to keep enjoying it without any hustle-bustle.