If you LOVE flowers, especially tulips, you must visit the Keukenhof Gardens in Holland in the springtime! Keukenhof, which means “Kitchen Garden” in Dutch, is the largest flower garden in the world. Keukenhof is located in South Holland, near Lisse, Netherlands. It’s one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions, attracting over 50 million visitors from around the world over the course of 64 years.
Also known as the Garden of Europe, the 32 hectare garden features more than 7 million blooming tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other spring flowers, painting the landscape with a rainbow of rich, vibrant colours! The display of flowers is a spectacular sight! The best time to view tulips is in mid-April.
Along with the stunning views of flowers, visitors can expect to see sculptures and art vendors scattered throughout the park. Visitors are also welcomed to bring a picnic lunch to dine at one of the picnic spots or one of the many benches. As well, there are several restaurants in the park for your convenience.
Even though the photos do not do the place justice, here are some photos of the Keukenhof Gardens.
The gardens are typically open from mid-March to early May. This year, the Keukenhof Gardens are open from March 21, 2013 until May 20, 2013. The 2013 theme is United Kingdom – Land of Great Gardens, with the main attraction being the giant 13m x 22m (42ft x 72ft) flower mosiac of the Big Ben and Tower Bridge made with close to 60 000 flower bulbs! Don’t forget to bring a camera!
For more information, please visit, keukenhof.nl
Other places to see springtime flowers:
- Springtime at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (funflowerfacts.com)
- Best Places in the World to See Cherry Blossoms (funflowerfacts.com)
- Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan (funflowerfacts.com)
- The Beautiful Wisteria Tunnel in Japan (funflowerfacts.com)
- Keukenhof is the place to be !. (florafocus.wordpress.com)