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Keukenhof, Lisse

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 6,500+ reviews on the web
Visit Keukenhof, the world's second-largest flower garden. With more than 7 million flowers in bloom every year from March to May, this is also called the Garden of Europe. The park was founded in 1949 on 15th-century hunting grounds that were developed to display Dutch and European hybrids. Discover 32 hectares (79 acres) of colorful, blossom-filled parkland. Walk through Castle Keukenhof which was built in 1641, view the traditional English landscape garden, and stroll along the pathways of the exotic Japanese garden. Because the Netherlands is known for tulips, you may expect to see many of them here, however, the only nearby tulip fields lie beyond the garden's borders and are privately owned. Add Keukenhof and other attractions to your Lisse trip itinerary using our Lisse itinerary builder.
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  • The Keukenhof is amazing! It is a must if you appreciate flowers. There are so many beautiful things to see and do here, you will definitely need a half of a day if not more. The website/FB page is ex...  read more »
  • Plan to visit Amsterdam with approximately 20-March 20 to numbers-numbers may? Then leave one time in your busy schedule to visit this amazing place. Royal Park of flowers, Garden of Europe history of the Park begins in the 15th century. The park covers an area of 32 Hectares and an abundance of flowers and plants: hyacinths, Crocuses, daffodils, Ruffed grouse, Muscari, about 100 different varieties of tulips. About 90 species of trees. Landscape as diverse: a large number of lakes, ponds, waterfalls, creeks, canals. Most of them available for circulation. A great number of bridges connect among themselves the shores of lakes and channels. Length of footpaths is about 15 km. Inside the Park the same way before it: the mill, farm pets, Royal Pavilion "hats", English tea pavilion, a children's entertainment complex, restaurants, cafes, a huge parking. you can rent bike big minus-the number of tourists, but it's worth it. At the end of April beginning of may parade of colours "Netherlands Bollenstreek" — a procession composed of various compositions of colors. After a walk in the Park don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the sea surf of the North Sea and meet an amazing sunset. Just 10 minutes by car lies the town of Noordwijk on the coast there are parking and comfortable kafèška. This will be the logical end of this wonderful day. Strongly recommend to visit. Pleasant travel!
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  • It's a beautiful park full of flowers and colors in every corner, there is a greenhouse devoted to orchids, worth visiting. The Park is beautiful and worth every euro spent. From Amsterdam things to do some line to take the bus directly to the Park, but it's worth it. A must visit!
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  • The Keukenhof is only opened a short period of time during the year, but it is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Netherlands. In spring time, all the flower bulbs bloom and the Keukenhof is transformed into a colorful tulip Park. It is situated near the flower fields and showcases all the beauty of the rich Dutch flower culture. Prepare to visit a park that is crowded like no other place in the Netherlands. Tourists from all over Europe and Asia love the Keukenhof which makes it this crowdy. If you want to escape the crowd, make sure you visit early in the morning. You can take your time to see the beauty of the park and when the masses arrive, you can escape to the just as lovely area around the Keukenhof.
  • Keukenhof is open from the end of March to the beginning of May, which makes sense when you think about it - since that's the only time when the tulips are in bloom. The earlier you go, the better, because there will be fewer crowds. I went during the second week of April, and not all of the tulips were in bloom yet. I would say probably about half, but of course, this varies year to year depending on the weather. Expect to spend a whole day there because there's a lot to see and a lot of photos to take. There's also a canal ride you can take for an extra 10 euros, which will take you out to the tulip and hyacinth fields. It lasts about an hour, round trip. As for food, I'm not sure if you can bring your own food, but if you can, you should definitely do so. Food there is not good and is expensive. A sandwich there (two slices of bread, one slice of meat, one slice of cheese, a piece of lettuce, and a slice of tomato) costs 5 euros. Definitely a rip-off. But overall, it's definitely worth it to go. If you're not driving there on your own, buy the combination entrance + bus ticket online. It's cheaper than if you buy it separately, plus you get to skip the HUGE line.
  • a wonderful garden. one of the worlds best with hundreds of diffrent tulips and other flowers. can spend a whole day going around the place. many places to eat or you can pack your lunch and enjoy it on the lawns.
  • As someone not inherently used to the beauty of flowers or what they symbolism, i was struck by how beautiful this flower garden is. Not about to bore with the history and the varieties of flowers in the garden, i will say that the garden and the beauty of the flowers have a calming influence. A sense of belonging and appreciation for the very simple things such as the gift of life, the gift of sight, the gift of smell as well as the acceptance that change and even death is a cycle, a part of life and inevitable. I visited the garden when the flowers were shedding and as others blossomed, some waned. there is a season for everything. they come and go. appreciation of the gift of life, the opportunities, the ups and downs and living life to its fullest in ways that make us happy should be the ultimate aim. I loved it.
  • Simply fabulous. Awesome garden and diversity of flowers. The layout and arrangements were spectacular. Even the food trucks were not your run of the mill expensive yet poor quality grub. We enjoyed this place thoroughly and we were 3 generations!
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