Keukenhof (the world-famous Dutch spring garden) many springtimes ago

Keukenhof is one place which I try not to give a miss comes springtime. When you look at these pictures taken way back in 2004, you’ll understand what I mean. In all the times that I’ve been to Keukenhof, this was the best because the weather was warm and the flowers were at their best — all in full bloom. A visit too early would mean that the tulips are still green buds and only few are in full bloom. Thus, the best time is around the 3rd week of April when everything is blooming and bursting in myriad of colors.

Keukenhof is Holland’s most famous spring garden. With a total area of 32 hectares, it is planted with around 7 million flower bulbs of which 4.5 million are tulip bulbs of more than 100 varieties.

Entrance to the park costs Eur 14.50 for an adult and Eur 7.00 for children. Parking costs an extra Eur 6.00.

In 2012, the park will open on the 22nd of March and will shut its door on 20 May. The park is always full of visitors so it is best to arrive early and to already buy the tickets online and print them beforehand. Busiest period is around Eastertime when Holland have its long weekend.

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About Malou
I'm a mom to a five-year old little girl with interest in cooking, baking, traveling and photography. Castles and palaces are special favorites so when weather permits for a good walk on weekends, me, hubby and little girl are always out for a bit of adventure.

5 Responses to Keukenhof (the world-famous Dutch spring garden) many springtimes ago

  1. fotoeins says:

    Almost a decade ago when I was living in Germany, my friends convinced me to go to Keukenhof before heading out to Amsterdam. While initially skeptical, I’m glad we went – endless fields and fields of beautiful colourful tulips. Along with the tulip parade, it was altogether an impressive experience at Keukenhof. Thanks for bringing back the memories!

    • That was good that you’ve seen Keukenhof and experienced that flower parade. I’ve seen that flower parade too but just once because my husband got so sick from hay fever afterwards ;-)

  2. gorgeous! thanks for sharing your corner of the world with our corner (Portland, Oregon, where it’s dark and rainy this time of year).

  3. These are beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Billie says:

    What’s up everyone, it’s my first pay a visit at this website, and post is
    genuinely fruitful for me, keep up posting these posts.

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