Flower exhibition Keukenhof received its first visitors this week. The spring park is a favourite place to enjoy millions of blooming tulips, daffodils and other bulb flowers. From now until 14 May 2023, well over 1 million people from around the globe are expected to visit the exhibition. Keukenhof thereby makes a major contribution to the Dutch tourist and floriculture sectors.
“2023 is mainly a welcome back for our international visitors,” explains Jeroen Duyster, Keukenhof’s director. Last year, the park received a record number of Dutch visitors. “We are looking forward to receiving visitors from across the planet again. Spreading our visitors across the season ensures optimum enjoyment for all and excellent accessibility.” In 2023, Keukenhof will be using tickets for specific dates as well as limiting the maximum number of visitors per day.
The first tulips and hyacinths are already flowering. Visitors can enjoy a colourful park from day one. In autumn, Keukenhof’s gardeners planted 7 million flower bulbs by hand. Across the Bollenstreek [bulb growing region] the fields are starting to bloom.
Keukenhof’s pavilions feature indoor flower and plant shows that change weekly. This spring, floriculturists have once again supplied their best products to Keukenhof.
Keukenhof will be open from 23 March – 14 May 2023.