Keukenhof, Lisse

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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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  • August 16, 2017
    Who's in Amsterdam during the opening months of the Park can not fail to visit Keukenhof! We are unfortunately happened the first few days of operation (April) and many flowers were still closed, but it's still worthwhile: colorful and cheerful ... A wonderful experience!
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  • August 15, 2017
    Located about an hour from Amsterdam, but absolutely deserves to be seen! It's easy to get a bus leaving from the main station. Thousands of colorful flowers will brighten up the immense Park, which has built a windmill, several bars and restaurants (though they are all part of the same chain and have the same dishes). It opened 2 months a year from March to may, I went during the first few days of operation and many flowers were still closed unfortunately, but it was still lovely!
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  • August 14, 2017
    I have always wanted to go and we went by car in April. It was cold and wet a lot of the time or we would have stayed longer. Beautiful displays, I truly did not realise how many species of tulips the...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    This is a great place to go in the spring and especially if the sun is out. Tulip and flower gardens are very impressive, creative, and well maintained. You can easily spend hours without even realizing it. The bus from the airport is very convenient and you can get park tickets there as well. You should look into it when you arrive in Amsterdam at the airport. It is worth planning into your schedule for a unique Dutch experience.
  • June 21, 2017
    This place was so beautiful. I went a few weeks before the peak blooming season. I was able to catch the bus from the Amsterdam Airport and enjoy the scenery along the way. Even if I didn't stop and rest anywhere, this place took the better part of five hours to walk through. There's so much to see and enjoy! The plants aren't you just beautiful but the landscaping is also thoughtful and beautiful for the off seasons. Additionally they make a point to plant not just tulips but other plant varieties so they bloom at different times. Would definitely go back!
  • June 14, 2017
    If you are buying the ticket to the Gardens, expecting to see long stretch of beautiful Tulips, PLEASE DO NOT BUY THEM.. the long stretch of tulips are outside the garden, in the farm and is FREE for visitors.. I felt the tulips farm was much more beautiful than the gardens.. But the gardens have varieties of tulips, and cool photo-worthy places. The beautiful lake (or pond) inside makes the garden even more beautiful
  • June 2, 2017
    The garden is huge and beautiful but the best part was renting bikes and riding through the fields where they harvest the tulips. Just rows and rows of beautiful bright colors as far as the eye can see! It also allows you to see some of Amsterdam outside of the city which is full of lush green forests and charming picture perfect houses
  • May 15, 2017
    Fantastic landscaped gardens covering 32 hectares. Not just Tulips - although that is most definitely the main focus - the gardens range from Japanese style woodland plots and modern and art influenced installations, to classic formal and park garden styles with a huge decorative lake in the middle. A great visit, but best to turn up early even late into the season.

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