Enjoy the fabulous sea of flowers of Keukenhof Gardens. With 32 hectares and approximately 7 million flower bulbs Keukenhof is the world’s largest flower garden and probably the most beautiful spring park in the world.
Keukenhof Gardens are situated near Lisse. Yearly more than 850.000 people visit it and tip-toe through the tulips, admire the amaryllises and cruise past the crocuses. Keukenhof Gardens burst into a kaleidoscope of colours with gently rolling grounds carpeted with blooming flowers. The park is awash with the sight and scent of blossoming flowers.
With themed pavilions, floral mosaics and a treasure hunt for kids, there’s plenty on offer for visitors of all ages.
A great experience you shouldn’t miss.
Theme 2016: Golden Age
The Keukenhof theme for 2016 is “The Golden Age“, the era when Holland became rich through worldwide trade.
The highlight of the theme year is the flower bulb mosaic beside the Oranje Nassau Pavilion. This shows a Delft Blue tile on which the trade across the seas and the rich canal-side houses of Amsterdam are depicted. The mosaic covers an area of 250m2. There are 100.000 flower bulbs used; tulips, grape hyacinths (muscari) and crocuses.
The Golden Age provides the inspiration for the flower mosaic and for many of the flower shows in the Oranje Nassau Pavilion. New in 2016 are a Golden Age inspirational garden and a Delft Blue garden.
Events at Keukenhof
Here are a few of the 2016 highlights:
25/03/2016 – 28/03/2016 Easter weekend
01/04/2016 – 03/04/2016 Dutch Heritage Weekend
23/04/2016 Flower Parade
30/04/2016 – 01/05/2016 Familyweekend.
Opening hours & more information about Keukenhof
Keukenhof Gardens 2016 are daily open from March 20th till May 18th. From Monday to Sunday: 08:00 – 19:30 hours. Find here more information about Keukenhof.
Keukenhof gardens are the best background for a colourful, unforgettable picture. We want to see it! Don’t hesitate to upload a photo of you/your family/friends/colleagues too in it in our Keukenhof Gallery.
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