Discover magical Keukenhof
Keukenhof (kitchen garden), also known as the Garden of Europe, is the world's second largest flower garden following Dubai Miracle Garden. It is situated in Lisse, the Netherlands. According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, approximately 7 million flower bulbs are planted annually in the park.
Covering some 79 acres (32 hectares), the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens is the world's largest flower garden.
Come springtime, the meandering, wooded gardens are visited by some 800,000 flower-lovers, who come to soak up the blaze of color that envelops the park, its greenhouses, brooks and shady ponds and winding paths.
It's truly a memorable sight.
At Keukenhof Tulip Gardens, nature's talents are combined with artificial precision to create a wonder of landscaping, where millions of tulips, along with narcissi and daffodils, hyacinths, bluebells, and many others blossom perfectly in place and exactly on time.
And if the temperatures have been wilting, don't worry: fresh blooms are planted by helping hands for the duration of the season.
Special exhibits are held in the pavilions around the site, and there are cafes and refreshment stands throughout.
• Tours to Keukenhof
Dive into a sea of color and fragrance at the Keukenhof Gardens! This all-inclusive day trip from Amsterdam gives you a unique experience of Keukenhof, including skip-the-line entrance, a picnic lunch in the tulip gardens and a behind-the-scenes meet-and-greet with an expert gardener.
You'll also take a walking tour of the nearby provincial capital of Haarlem, whose classic Dutch cobblestone streets and impressive Gothic architecture are a must-see in North Holland …