Keukenhof is the most famous spring garden in the world showcasing a breathtaking collection of no less than 7 million flowering bulbs.
This extraordinary exhibit of spring flowering bulbs is located in the small town of Lisse in Southern Holland in the heart of the bulb growing district. Formerly a kitchen garden growing herbs for the Castle of Keukenhof which was built in the 17th century it was landscaped in the 19th century and later in 1949 opened as a flower exhibit inviting growers from Holland and Europe to show off their hybrids.
The gardens contain a number of glasshouses where new and old bulb cultivars are shown off in their prime – with new hybrids exhibited every year, there is always something that will take your breath away. Parrot, fringed and French Tulips, pink and salmon Narcissi, Muscari in every shade of blue and now in ice white and pink, black Hyacinths and double Amaryllis to name a few. Another glass house shows off cultivated Orchids and Anthuriums exhibited en masse in true Dutch style. Boat trips can be chartered from within the park to the heart of the bulb growing district where millions of Daffodils, Tulips and Hyacinths paint the landscape in regimental rows of explosive colour.
Keukenhof is open from March 20th to May 18th 2014 and within 20 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol airport.