When you think of Holland, the chances are that images of bicycles, canals, windmills and, most importantly, tulips come flooding into your mind. With spring well on its way, the Dutch countryside is starting to come alive with the bloom of the country’s most famous and iconic flowers. Whilst these flowers are grown widely throughout Tulip fields in Holland, the best place to see them is undoubtedly in the Keukenhof gardens.
Situated on the site of an historic 15th century hunting estate is one of the largest flower gardens in the world and visiting Keukenhof from Amsterdam is an absolute must-do when you are in the city during the tulip season in the Netherlands (Keukenhof is in Lisse in The Netherlands, just a short drive south west of the country’s capital).
Keukenhof – The Garden of Europe amongst the Tulip Fields in Holland
Also known as the Garden of Europe, Keukenhof has the world’s finest selection of Tulips, each with their own unique colours and beauty. In addition to a fascinating diversity of these brightly coloured flowers, the Keukenhof incorporates a unique variety of gardens of different styles and origins, from the classic English landscape garden to a surprising and inspiringly beautiful and tranquil Japanese garden. For those whose interests spread further than tulips, the sculpture garden exhibits a variety of beautiful works of art entwined in the perfectly landscaped grounds.
Enjoy the best of the picture-perfect Tulip Season in the Netherlands
Often described as an absolute must-see for those visiting Amsterdam in Spring (tulip season in the Netherlands runs from the end of March until mid-May), one cannot fail to be awestruck and inspired by this picture-perfect landscape which is so much more than a garden – it is a cultural mecca for the Dutch people and for garden-enthusiasts from around the world.
Despite its large size, the multiple gardens incorporated within the Keukenhof provide the intimate intricacies of a country garden with the overwhelming aroma and beauty of an almost unimaginable number and diversity of tulips. 7 million tulip bulbs are planted in Keukenhof each and every year and as they come to bloom, this uniquely Dutch spectacle is an incredible sight to behold.
In the fast pace of modern life, you don’t often get the time to stand still and just smell the flowers – but Keukenhof provides the extremely therapeutic opportunity to do just that! Just a short drive away from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam, visiting the Keukenhof Gardens gives you a great opportunity to experience more of The Netherlands and enjoy the beauty of Holland’s stunning countryside landscape which has been made famous by some of the country’s most well-known painters.
For those with an interest in photography, it is difficult to think of a greater place to put your passion into practice, as the brightly coloured tulips bloom in the beautiful spring light – This spectacle is certainly not one to be missed and seeing the Tulip fields in Holland is a bucket-list classic!
Keukenhof 2019 promises to be one of the best yet with the theme ‘Flower Power’. The gardens are remodelled and updated each year, so each visit is different and unique and this year’s 70s themed exhibition is expected to be yet another brilliant demonstration of the country’s horticultural prowess! Situated just outside the 70s hippy paradise of Amsterdam in Lisse, Keukenhof 2019’s theme is particularly appropriate and is sure to be one of the most popular years yet! With growing numbers of visitors from all around the world who come to enjoy this must-see attraction (last year saw visitors from more than 100 different countries!), Keukenhof 2019 is going to be bigger and better than ever before.
Get your Keukenhof Tickets in 2019 and enjoy the Garden of Europe in full bloom!
For more information about Keukenhof 2019 or to book a tour to see this fantastic display of Holland’s flowers at their absolute best during the tulip season of the Netherlands, contact us now! With Keukenhof 2019 just around the corner, we are extremely excited to show you the Garden of Europe at its absolute finest!