Keukenhof, the world’s most beautiful spring garden, opens its doors from 22 March to 13 May 2018.
Keukenhof Spring Garden
Keukenhof (“Kitchen garden”, also known as the Garden of Europe), is one of the world’s largest flower gardens. More than 7 million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, all in bloom.
With over 32 hectares of flowers, the spring garden offers 30 great flower shows, 7 amazing inspirational gardens and 100 wonderful works of art.
Keukenhof theme 2018
In 2018, Keukenhof’s theme will be Romance in Flowers. The most beautiful spring park in the world with its sea of flowers will put you in a romantic, spring mood.
The historic park was designed midway through the Romantic period (1857) as an ornamental garden for Castle [Kasteel] Keukenhof. Since 1950, millions of tulips have flowered in the gardens around the pond with its gorgeous sights and centuries-old beech trees.
The flower shows will also have romance as their theme. The rose show will be bigger than ever: the red rose, the symbol of true love. In 2018, Keukenhof once again has a wonderful tulip mosaic planned featuring 50,000 bulbs.
Events at Keukenhof
The Keukenhof season will conclude with Romance at Keukenhof, a classical music festival that will take place amid the park’s tulips.
Find more events at Keukenhof on the website of Keukenhof.
Traveling to Keukenhof
Keukenhof is situated in the South Holland province in the town of Lisse, which is just south of Haarlem and Amsterdam. This region is known as the Dune and Bulb region, or Duin- en Bollenstreek. Visitors can easily reach the garden via car, bus or from the train stations in Leiden, Schiphol or Haarlem or by bike of course!
Find a travel description here.
You can travel to Keukenhof from Schiphol Airport and Leiden Centraal station with no intermediate stops on board Arriva’s comfortable Keukenhof Express (Buses 858 and 854). Bus 50 (from Haarlem) and Bus 90 (from Katwijk, Noordwijk, and Noordwijkerhout) take you straight to Keukenhof. Plan your journey using the convenient 9292 travel planner. Fill in your departure address (e.g. the address of your home or hotel) and the desired travel date and departure time (it’s worth being at the bus stop on time). The planner will immediately provide an itinerary from your departure address to Keukenhof. From Hoofddorp, The Keukenhof Hotel Express offers fast and easy access to the Keukenhof. Read more about this service on the expatsHaarlemmermeer website.
Keukenhof – the Tulips garden, Holland
Landgoed Keukenhof, 1183JN Lisse