Keukenhof: A Unique Garden In The World

The Keukenhof Flower Park, located in the Netherlands near Lisse, is an exceptional site for its size and the abundance of its blooms of snowdrops, crocuses, tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils. We invite you to discover this extraordinary garden which opens its doors to visitors with the arrival of spring.

The Kingdom of Tulips

The Keukenhof Floral Park in South Holland is a unique place in the world. This extraordinary garden celebrates Flower Bulbs, especially tulips, which are one of the country's emblems.

This 32-hectare park is known worldwide for its abundance of spring flowers. It welcomes more than a million visitors each spring. It also serves as a venue for various events and floral exhibitions from regional producers.

The Little History of the Keukenhof Garden

The name Keukenhof, which means "kitchen garden" or "vegetable garden", is a reminder that this park once served as a vegetable garden for Countess Jacqueline of Bavaria in the 15th century.

In 1840, the park was redesigned by the landscape architect Zochter, who is also the creator of Amsterdam's Vondelpark. A century later, in 1949, the mayor of Lisse W.J.H. Lambooy came up with the idea of organizing a bulb flower exhibition there.

Since then, more than 7 million bulbs are planted at Keukenhof every year, including 600 varieties of tulips along with crocuses, hyacinths, and daffodils… This site is not only the largest tulip garden in the world, but it also houses an extensive collection of century-old trees and the largest sculpture garden in the Netherlands.

The 75th Anniversary of the Keukenhof Garden

The Keukenhof Garden celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, from March 21 to May 12, 2024.

Indeed, it is important to know that this unique site is open only 2 months per year, when the bulbs bloom in all their glory. Therefore, this visit is an event not to be missed!

During the opening period, some 15,000 visitors per day come to witness the ephemeral spectacle of spring blooms. The indoor exhibitions change every week and are each time dedicated to a different flower.

In 2024, a golden yellow tulip, named in honor of King Charles III of England, is one of the main attractions of the exhibition. A concert with Dutch opera singer Laetitia Gerards is also planned as part of this 75th anniversary celebration.

Author: Audrey
Copyright image: Elena.laps
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More informations:
In French: Le Keukenhof : un jardin unique au monde
En español: El Keukenhof: un jardín único en el mundo
In italiano: Il Keukenhof: un giardino unico al mondo
Auf Deutsch: Der Keukenhof: Ein einzigartiger Garten auf der Welt
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