Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands is probably one of the most stunning artwork flower gardens you will ever see in the world. It is situated in Lisse and is available to the public for only eight-weeks in a year. Over seven million bulbs reportedly are planted each year.
In 1949, the beautiful flower garden was established by the then-Mayor of Lisse. The concept was to show an annual floral exhibition where growers from all over the Netherlands and Europe could display their hybrid tulips.
Fast forward to today, the garden is over 32 hectares long with over seven million bulbs reportedly planted each year. This year, the tulips fields are open to the public from the 22nd of March till the 13th of May.
For those visiting Keukenhof this year, we’ve put together a couple of tips on how to make the most of your trip.
The best time to visit the tulips is mid-April. If you go to early, most of the flowers will still be a bud, and if you go too late, most of the flowers will be past their prime time. Remember, you have to take note that all of this can still vary depending on the weather. But whatever time you go, always know that something will be in full bloom.
And worse comes to worst if Mother nature isn’t on your side and you get a rainy day during your visit, there are also indoor exhibitions.
Arrive at the garden early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid the crowds. Keukenhof has over a million visitors within two months, if you go during the times we recommend you will have more space to explore and of course for picture takings!
When entering, grab a park guide! The garden is enormous, as we mentioned before it is over 32 hectares long. It’s good to have a general knowledge of the area so you won’t miss anything and also, you won’t get lost.
Visiting Keukenhof is always exciting because beautiful flowers await you. If you’re not going this year, you can still see beautiful tulips with our tulips assorted, but if you’ve been to the garden already or will be going, well lucky you!