Countryside Trip to the Land of Tulips in Keukenhof

It was my dear friend’s wish to visit the famous “Garden of Europe”. I have the same wish and I always include it in my travel wishlist. And yes, my friend’s wish and mine as well finally came true. Because of her courage and enthusiasm to visit this paradise, we finally decided to go to Keukenhof.

It was a perfect timing during our visit because most of the tulips are in full bloom. One friend who visited it early in April was frustrated because the tulips  were still not blooming. I believed it is the cold weather during those times.

According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, approximately 7,000,000 (seven million) flower bulbs are planted annually in the park, which covers an area of 32 hectares. Taken during our visit last May 6, 2013

I felt like in paradise when I visited Keukenhof. It was  like a dream when I was there. Wherever you go, you always find tulips flowering around.  Can you imagine seeing millions of tulip flowers of different  forms, styles, colours and  sizes? It was truly amazing. For me who loves gardening and plants and flowers, visiting Keukenhof, the biggest garden in the world,  is simply  awesome! I and friends  truly had a wonderful and  fun day during  our visit. If you have to ask me whether   I still want to visit Keukenhof in the fuure?, I would say, a big YES!

Keukenhof is located in South Holland in the small town of Lisse, south of Haarlem and southwest of Amsterdam. It is accessible by bus from the train stations of Haarlem, Leiden and Schiphol. It is located in an area called the “Dune and Bulb Region” (Duin- en Bollenstreek).

Different gardens and garden styles go hand in hand at the Keukenhof. For example, the English landscape garden with winding paths and unexpected see-through points (designed by Zocher in 1830, the garden architect of the Vondelpark in Amsterdam, among others). There is a Historical Garden, an enclosed garden where you can see many old types of bulbs. You can visit a nature garden, which consists of a water garden, where shrubs and perennials are combined with bulbous plants. And the Japanese country garden, a playful non-traditional garden in a natural environment. wikipedia.


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