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Keukenhof | Spring opening

Keukenhof | Spring opening

Mar 21, 2019May 19, 2019
Stationsweg 166A
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€17,-

The Keukenhof is opening its doors for spring. Watch millions of multi-coloured flowers bloom in this beautiful Dutch park!

Romance in Flowers

The historic park was created in the middle of the Romantic period (1857), as an ornamental garden for Kasteel Keukenhof. The atmospheric outlay surrounding the pond with its beautiful perspectives and centuries-old beech trees has seen millions of bulbs flower since 1950.

Flower bulb mosaic

One of the highlights of the 2018 theme is the gigantic flower bulb mosaic, covering an area of 250m2 and consisting of 50.000 tulips, grape hyacinths and crocuses. This year’s mosaic depicts hearts and romantic silhouettes.

About the Keukenhof

The Keukenhof is the international showcase for the Dutch floricultural sector, with a special emphasis on flower bulbs. Over 100 participating flower companies display their living catalogue of various types of flora, with up to seven million spring-flowering bulbs.

The Keukenhof, which means "kitchen garden", has been around since the 15th century, and covers a whopping 32 hectares. The park first opened its gates to the public in 1950 and was an instant success, with over 236.000 visitors in the first year. These days, the Keukenhof welcomes 800.000 visitors annually.

The Keukenhof windmill

The windmill at the Keukenhof is more than a century old. It was built in Groningen in 1892, and was used to pump water out of a polder. In 1957, the Holland-America Line purchased the then unused mill, tore it down and donated it to the Keukenhof, where it was rebuilt.

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